In Memory of Stanley Allen

Stanley Allen
Stanley Allen
Born: April 18, 1927
Died: June 28, 2018
Age: 91
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Stanley Allen
April 18, 1927 - June 28, 2018
From: Storm Lake, IA | Originally: Odebolt, IA

Stanley Allen, age 91, of Storm Lake, Iowa (formerly of Odebolt, Iowa) passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Methodist Manor of Storm Lake, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Pastor Ken Miller will officiate; with Committal Services to follow in the Early Union Cemetery of Early, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Stanley Allen was born on April 18, 1927, at the farm house of his parents George E. and Effie Belle (Falconer) Allen of rural Early, Iowa.  He was raised on the family farm and educated at Cook Township School #6.  He graduated from 8th grade and went to work for his father and neighbors on their farms. 

Stanley married Charlotte Rubendall of Sac City on December 13, 1945, in Sac City, Iowa.  To this union two children were born, Steven and Sandra.  Stanley farmed with his parents, and in 1954 purchased and moved to a farm near Odebolt, Iowa, where he resided until December 2015 when he moved to North Lake Manor and subsequently, Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, Iowa. 

Stanley was actively involved in farming with his son Steve from 1976 until he retired in 1992.  He was a member of the Odebolt United Methodist Church, serving on a number of committees and as a Sunday school teacher.  Stanley was a charter member and first president of the Odebolt Saddle Club that was active in the 1960’s.  He enjoyed sharing his love of horses and riding with Steve and Sandy.  In the 1970s, he was a founding member and first president of Select Pork, Inc., a sow farrowing cooperative.  

He delighted in the quality time he and Charlotte spent with Sandy as she chauffeured them to their grandchildren’s activities.  Their grandchildren always made them so proud.  Stanley always loved the kitchen table conversations with his daughter and her family.  In his later years, Stanley enjoyed restoring antique tractors with his son and grandsons and doing projects with wood. 

Stanley is survived by his son Steve (DeAnn) Allen of Early, Iowa; son-in-law Henry Horst of Lake View, Iowa; grandchildren, Stacey (Travis) Etchison of Des Moines, Iowa, Amy (Cary) Hock of Norwalk, Iowa, Eric (Nicole) Allen of Vinton, Iowa, and Greg (Katie) Allen of Vinton, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Leif, Olive and Elin Allen; numerous nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents George and Effie Allen; loving wife of 71 years Charlotte Allen; daughter Sandra Horst; and brother Gail Allen.



10:30 a.m., Tuesday
July 03, 2018
United Methodist Church
Odebolt, Iowa


Pastor Ken Miller


Tim Thompson
Jeff Mentzer
David Mentzer
Joe Wadsley
Jack Hogue
Ray Willhoite


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, July 2, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten 
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Mindy Miller, Organist
The Hecht Brothers, Vocalists

"Amazing Grace" ~ Congregational Hymn
"Hymn of Promise" ~ Vocal Selection
"Because He Lives" ~ Congregational Hymn


Early Union Cemetery
Early, Iowa


Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1:03 PM
“Seth and I are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Jennifer Elwood
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 8:38 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kirsten & Bruce Eppinger”
- Kirsten Eppinger
Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 1:13 PM
“Steve, DeAnn and Family: We send our sympathies with the loss of your Father, Stanley. He lived a good life and now you have those memories to dwell on from your heart. With love, Mert and Raellen”
- Raellen and Mert Erickson
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:56 AM
“We have lost one of our favorite church family members today, and send our deepest sympathies to the family. Bill and I sooo enjoyed visiting with Stanley and Charlotte, we were so like minded in our politics, and Stanley will surely be missed. A wonderful likeable man in every sense of the word . Judy and Bill Ogren

- Judy and Bill Ogren
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:56 AM
“So sorry to here. Prayers and our condolences.”
- Robert and Minde Strief
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