Formerly of Kalamazoo, MI. Passed away on July 5th, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. Earl was preceded in death by his son Kenneth R. Allen, who passed away in 1975 and his daughter Sherry Lynn Allen, who passed away in 1981, He is survived by his wife Wanda Allen of Mesa, Az., brother Ed (Phyliss) Allen of Las Vegas, Nevada and sister Ruth Carol Shattuck of Kalamazoo, MI. Cremation has taken place in Mesa and the cremains have been transported to Kalamazoo for burial next to his children. Earl was a Korean War veteran and received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy. A small graveside service will be held at the Oshtemo Township Cemetery at the corner of KL Ave. and 1st street in Kalamazoo on Friday, August 9th at 2:00 pm. A close friend of the family, Ronald Gauthier will be presiding. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Burial & Cremation Services, 3926 S 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. www.langelands.com.