Marvin R. Allen, 90, a resident of Calumet passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton.
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He was born on January 7, 1929 to Cephas and Edna (Jackson) Allen. Marvin spent his childhood on the family farm in Gratiot County during the Great Depression. In 1946 he and his family moved to the Upper Peninsula. He graduated from Gould City High School. After graduating from high school, he enlisted with the United States Navy serving during the Korean War.
Marvin worked for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for 32 years in the Forest Management Division, retiring in 1984.
Marvin was an extraordinary carpenter. He also enjoyed being outdoors whether he was hunting, fishing, or snowmobiling.
He was very involved with the First Baptist Church in Calumet. He served in various positions with the churches AWANA program.
He was also very involved with the VFW, having served as Vice President for the state VFW.
In 1953 he married Patricia she preceded him in death in 2003.
In December of 2004 he married Margaret (Heikkinen) Sohlden at First Baptist Church in Calumet.
Marvin was a lifetime member of the Calumet VFW Post #3900, First Baptist Church, NRA, Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsman Club, and the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsman Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Patricia, and his brother Roger.
He is survived by:
His wife: Margaret of Calumet
His foster son: Terry Noe of Texas
His step children: Mike Sohlden of Calumet
Mary Pearson of Laurium
His brother: Gary Allen of Watersmeet
his sisters: Maxine Barber of Sterling Heights, MI
Marcella Church of Traverse City, MI
Mildred Allen of Oregon
And several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The memorial service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Calumet at 2:00 pm with Pastor Tony Laidlaw and Pastor Bruce Nolen to officiate. Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Calumet from 1:00 pm until the time of the service on Friday, May 17, 2019.
In lieu of expressions of sympathy friends may send donations to Calumet VFW Post #3900 26628 Larch St. Calumet, MI 49913 or the First Baptist Church 26031 Depot St. Calumet, MI 49913.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangments.