Joseph G. Allen, 59
Savage Joseph “Joe” Gerard Allen, age 59, died in his home in Savage, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from pancreatic cancer. Joe was born in Minneapolis on Feb. 3, 1960, to Kenneth and Lois Allen (ne Schendel) and grew up in Bloomington. A lifelong inventor and craftsman, Joe worked for 28 years at Hennepin Technical College as an instructor of mechanical drafting and design. He was actively involved at church, where he taught Sunday School and crafted games for Vacation Bible School. Joe was a devoted husband and father who loved his family more deeply than could ever be described. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Trudy Allen (ne Bell), and his two daughters, Alissa and Jenna. Joe said he didn’t need to make a drastic impact on the world; he just wanted to be remembered as a man who was kind to others. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Lois. In addition to his wife and two daughters, he is survived by his siblings, Jeff Allen, Linda Allen (Jim Hoffman), John Allen (Barb Champlain), Kathy (Greg) Spencer, and Kenny (Jennifer) Allen.
Funeral service were held Tuesday, July 16 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lakeville. Interment was at 3 p.m. in Blue Earth. White Funeral Home of Burnsville assisted the family.