Gail A. Allen, 65 of Dyckesville, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, July 5, 2021.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1955, in Warren, Pa., to Arnold D. and Mary E. (Gnagey) Allen.
On Oct. 10, 1992, Gail married Diane R. Schroepfer in Antigo. He was currently employed with Neenah Foundry as a sales representative.
He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend. Gail triumphed over cancer and its wicked treatment, and he has triumphed again, this time by entering God’s glorious kingdom.
Gail’s life was filled with love and laughter. At the very core of that love is his wife, Diane. They were true partners, for better or worse, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. Just days before his death, Gail thanked Diane for her steadfast strength and commitment to him, their families, and to their life together. They made an incredible team.
Also at the core of Gail’s happiness were his children and his beautiful granddaughter, who he was able to spend significant time with earlier this year. Gail was always surrounded by incredible friends and family and the devotion of his companion, Bailey Rose.
Gail felt at home and at peace on the water. He loved boats, especially the natural beauty of wooden ones, and would often spend time enveloped by the gentle rocking motion of open water. While his earthly time has come to an end, Gail most certainly is now floating on heavenly waters, in a beautiful wooden boat under clear skies, gently rocking in God’s warm, loving embrace.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Diane; his two children, Parker Allen, Milwaukee; and Melissa (Jacob) Strohmaier, Ore.; one granddaughter, Bowie; his parents, Arnold and Mary Allen, DePere; one brother, James (Linda) Allen, Fla; two sisters, Elizabeth (James) Deigan, Md., and Barbara (Douglas) Merkel, Calif.; his father-in-law, Norbert (Janice) Schroepfer, Bryant; one brother-in-law, David (Jolynne) Schroepfer, Birnamwood; three sisters-in-llaw, Janet (Dean) Roth, Eland, Peggy (Michael) Quinn, Bryant, and Julie (Robert) Sprague, Hatley; and nieces and nephews.
Gail was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Rosemary Schroepfer; and his grandparents.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Closing parish prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue between 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church on Tuesday.
McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Allen Family. www.mcmahonfh.com
A memory box will be available if you’d like to share a story, pictures or a special message to the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the CP Center in Green Bay, where Gail and Diane met 30 years ago, answering donation phone calls.