Allen E. Massner, 89, of Quincy, Ill., went to be with Jesus at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, surrounded by family at his home.
Allen was born July 16, 1933, in Hancock, Minn., to Adolph E. and Rose Reber Massner. He married Rosemary Hoerr on Dec. 1, 1974, at the Apostolic Christian Church of Taylor, Mo.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rosemary Massner, Quincy; his children, Paige Stieglitz (David), Quincy; Kip Massner, Warrenton, Mo.; and Chad Massner (Lisa), Quincy; grandchildren, Courtney Miller (Seth), Marissa Massner, Blake Massner, Brenden Massner, Reagan Stieglitz and Taylor Stieglitz; great-grandchildren, Caden, Brynlee, and Bria Miller; brothers, Harold Massner, Dale Massner, and Lloyd Massner; sister, Dorothy Taeger; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy “Ann” Paige; eight siblings, Earl, Eric, Virgil, Kenneth, Clarence, Adolphus “Doss”, William and Rosella Obermann.
Allen served his country during the Korean War for the United States Army working as a medic. He was a kind, generous, playful and loving man of God. He had a
great sense of humor and knew how to make people feel comfortable in any situation.
As a young man, Allen was a farmer. He then transitioned to owning Midwest Childcare centers, where he had a heart for children. He finished his career as a salesman.
Allen and Rosemary looked forward to fishing trips to Minnesota, catching walleye and perch. Over the years, they enjoyed trips to Florida with family and friends.
His family will always remember his fun antics, tender heart and the love he had for them.
Allen was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Taylor for many years, where he served faithfully.
A funeral ceremony will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 29, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Taylor. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be at the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kip Massner, Chad Massner, David Stieglitz, Blake Massner, Brenden Massner, Reagan Stieglitz and Seth Miller.
Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Courtney Miller, Marissa Massner and Taylor Stieglitz.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Apostolic Christian Church of Taylor. All are welcome.
Memorials may be made to Apostolic Church of Taylor or Apostolic Christian LifePoints, a Christian home serving those with disabilities.
Online condolences may be made at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.