Cover photo for John Joseph Allen, Jr.'s Obituary
John Joseph Allen, Jr. Profile Photo
1942 John Allen 2024

John Joseph Allen, Jr.

May 2, 1942 — June 12, 2024

Pine City

John Allen Jr. passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at his home in Pine City at the age of 82, with his wife, Barb, and kitty, Rusty, by his side.

John Joseph Allen Jr. was born May 2, 1942 to John Sr. and Anita (Ma Clean) in Waltham, Massachusetts, the oldest of three boys. He joined the United States Army in May 1959, stayed in for 26 years, and retired at the rank of Sergeant Major.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Allen of Pine City; children Pat (Kemerie) Foss of Excelsior, Jay Allen of Washington, Michelle Allen of Des Moines, Washington, Chris Foss of St. Paul, Dan Allen of Mukilteo, Washington, Kerry Foss of Blaine, Lisa (James) Berggren of Hugo; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers; many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents John Sr. & Anita Allen, sons Shawn Allen, Michael Nelson.

Graveside services will be held for John: 1 PM; Wednesday, July 24, 2024, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area 3, with a Celebration of Life luncheon to follow at the American Legion, 1129 Arcade St., St. Paul, MN 55106.

Memorials in John's memory may be directed to:

St. Jude Hospital 

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

A sincere heartfelt "Thank you" goes out to the Ecumen Hospice team - they were and are a great team.

A huge "Thank you" to the people of Pine City for all the prayers.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City  ~  Swanson Chapel

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Joseph Allen, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

7601 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55450

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 969

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree