Virgil Leo Allen passed away peacefully on December 1, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was blessed with 67 years of marriage to the love of his life, Carol. His love for her was an inspiration to everyone.
Virgil enjoyed countless hours in his garden, orchard and raspberry patch which fed his family and friends from one side of Hillman to the other. From that garden came his love of grape wine which he made every year. He loved his time in Canada fishing at the family cabin. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was still wishing he was hunting this past season and this is the first year he missed going out to the woods since he was a young boy. Humor was one of his greatest assets. Conversations with him made everyone laugh and his smile would warm your heart. Virgil worked for RJ Kenyon and Sons until his retirement and proudly wore his ball cap until the end. He was known for his expertise for hanging garage doors and recalled a time when he hung three doors in one day. He was proud of his service to our country during the Korean War but couldn't wait to get back home to Carol.
Virgil is survived by his wife of 67 years Carol; daughter, Beverly (Brad) Skinner of Linwood Michigan; and his grandson, Chad Skinner of Midland, Michigan. Virgil is reunited with his son, Virgil Lee; parents, Herb and Lillian Allen; sister, Dolores Lake; brothers, Herb, Robert and Rodney Allen and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Michigan for the exceptional care. A special thinks to Andrea, Loretta, Karen and Joe. The family would also like to thank Debbie Allen and Daniel Steinke for their support and help during the last days of his life, as well as Bud Shaw for helping with anything that was needed.
Virgil will be laid to rest at the Hillman Rust Township Cemetery, Hillman on Friday, December 4, 2020 with the VFW Post 2356 officiating the service. A memorial will be held in celebration of Virgil's life at a later date.