Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

John F. Allen, 82 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  He was born July 3, 1935 in Gary to Harry and Elizabeth (Haviland) Allen.  John worked as an operating engineer and heavy equipment mechanic for his career.  He enjoyed hot rods in his younger days, and more recently fishing.  John will be remembered by his family as a thoughtful and caring man with a good sense of humor, who was one of a kind.  On March 14, 1952 in Mississippi, John married Bonnie Welch, who preceded him in death in 2002.  He is survived by their children: Gregory (Donna) Allen of Valparaiso, Tom (Jan) Allen of DeMotte, Carri (Jr.) Gross of Valparaiso; 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and special caregiver, Tina Benkovich.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Harry Dean Allen, and brother, Thomas Allen.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso.  The funeral service will begin at 12 noon at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery. 

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