Obituaries

Carl W. Allen

June 24, 1934 - December 6, 2014

Carl W. Allen, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at his residence in North Aurora.  He was born June 24, 1934 in Evansville, IN, the son of Callie and Virgie (nee Yates) Allen.  He was united in marriage to Linda Moore on September 10, 1954 in Evansville.

Carl had a varied career, starting with Whirlpool Corporation for twenty years before working for the Indiana Department of Labor as a negotiator.  He then served a term in the Indiana Legislature as a state representative.  Carl finished his career working for National Electrical Contractor’s Association as a Chapter Manager in Nashville, TN and then Northern Illinois.  After retirement, he enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda of North Aurora; his children, Alan (Teresa) Allen of Sussex, WI, Timothy (Jean) Allen of Wheaton, IL and Laurie (Kenneth) Wardingley of North Aurora, IL; his grandchildren, Jason (Emily) Allen, Justin (Sam) Allen, Amanda (Chris) Schmid, Nicole (Jeff) Gillham, Timothy Allen, Christopher Frommert, Joseph Frommert, Andrew Wardingley, Colleen (Ryan) Kazmarski, and Michael Cole; his sisters, Norma (Larry) Gambrel and Wanda Gott; his sisters-in-law, Joanne Moss, Barbara Brown, and Nancy (Bob) Edwards; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and many dear in-laws.

Per Carl’s wishes, his remains will be donated for anatomical study.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134.

Guest Book

  • Mike Ahern Carl was the Chapter manager in Northern Illinois Chapter when I joined NECA many years ago. Carl was pleasant and practical and knew his business. I learned a lot from Carl and I will pray for his soul. Mike Ahern Homestead Electric company