John Clifford Allen Jr., age 81 of Woodruff, WI died on Sunday, April 3rd at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, WI. John was born on December 12, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John Sr. and Kathleen (nee Edwards) Allen. Before moving to the Northwoods 27 years ago, John had been an influential and active member of the transportation industry as he was Co-founder and former Executive Vice President of ITOFCA and also served as former President of the Chicago Traffic Club.
John was the former owner and pianist at Ma Bailey’s Supper Club. Music was a very important part of John’s life; he was a former member of several bands including the Mad Monks of Melody and Toe Jammerz, a 50-year member of SPEBSQSA (International Barbershop Society), 2-time President and member of International Championship Chorus West Towns (Lombard Chapter of SPEBSQSA), former President of the Lakeland Performing Arts Association, and member of the Campanile Chorus and Aurora Borealis Chorus.
John was the Woodruff representative and Chairman of the Greater Minocqua Chamber of Commerce Room Tax Commission. John was also an active member and Treasurer of Community Presbyterian Church of Lac du Flambeau, WI.
He is survived by his wife; Judith Allen and by Sons: John (Graciela) Allen; Jeffrey (Kim) Allen and Jon (fiancé Jolene) Wayland and Daughters: Julie (Monty) Ruff and Janet (Scott) Paintin and by Grandchildren: Gigi and John Allen; Monty and Cailin Ruff; Ashley, Brittany and Justin Allen; Matthew and Amanda Paintin; Dylan Wayland; Sky, Darren and Devin Risingsun and by his Sister; Suzi (Richard) Wertz.
Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, May 19th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Community Presbyterian Church of Lac du Flambeau, WI with Memorial Services at 3:00 PM and a reception following the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Presbyterian Church of Lac du Flambeau in memory of John Clifford Allen Jr.
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