Allen, Ernest W. (Ernie), Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Meadow View Manor, Saginaw Twp. Age 83 years. Ernie was born on November 22, 1929, in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, to the late Ernest F. and Mildred (Briggs) Allen. He married Shirley Steltzriede on May 15, 1954, in Saginaw. She survives him. Ernie had served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1994, he was employed as a lead sub-station operator for Consumers Energy (Consumers Power). He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, past president of UWUA Local 104, past president of Consumers Power Employees Credit Union and vice president of Michigan State Utility Workers Council. Surviving besides his wife, Shirley, are their children and spouses, Kathy Leidlein, David (Lisa) Allen, Barbara Allen, Thomas Allen and Wendi (Dave) Antku; grandchildren, Megan, Brandon, Andru, Alyssa, Mackenzie Allen, Josh and Adam Antku; great-grandchildren, Aiden Allen and Landon Maxwell; brothers and sisters, George Allen, Jim Allen, Patricia Kelly, Mildred Otter and David Allen. He was predeceased by two sisters and one brother, Helen Kingry, Howard Allen and Edna McFadden. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1209 Hancock St. Pastor Sue Hand will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at Zion Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m., then on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his service. Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, SouthernCare Hospice or Meadow View Manor. Memories and sympathies of Ernie may be shared with the family on his memorial website at