Kalkaska County


ALLEN, William T., 61, of Kalkaska, passed away on June 4, 2005, surrounded by his loving family at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 5, 1943, in Lansing, he was the son of Thomas and Irene (Lownsbery) Allen. Bill married Nancy A. Kretowicz on April 29, 1972, in Grand Rapids. They were residents of Kalkaska since 1978, moving from East Jordan. Bill graduated from Marion High School. He had many occupations, mostly in the trucking field. His career ranged from long distance trucking to logging, to driving and dispatching crude and gas trucks, to finally owning his own trucking business, W. T. Allen Trucking for the last 20 years. He enjoyed playing poker, hunting, golfing, auto racing, bowling and most of all, spending time at his cabin. Surviving Bill is his wife of 33 years, Nancy; his children, Dan (Shelly) Allen of Cadillac, Sandy (Ken) Wiltzer of Marion, Ken (Gwen) Allen of Kalkaska, Sue (Roger) Monhead of Kalkaska, Brian (Cassie) Allen of Big Rapids and Matt Allen of Kalkaska; 14 grandchildren; and his sisters, Linda (Hyle) Segar of Muskegon, Joan Thacker and Cindy Hicks of Virginia and Judy Turner of Texas. There will be visitation this evening, June 7, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. The memorial service honoring Bill's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the funeral home. Arrangements were made by Wolfe Funeral Home.