Andrew Lee Allen, Sr., 71, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home in Garden City, Kansas. He was born August 30, 1948 in Chanute, Kansas the son of Andrew Edward and Rosie Irene (Moore) Allen.
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Andrew moved with his family to Garden City when he was a child. He attended Garden City schools. Andrew was a member of the Eagle’s Lodge in Garden City and he enjoyed collecting antiques, windmills, demolition derby’s, and working on cars. Andrew began his working career in the oil fields. He later worked in power line construction where he worked for Post & Brown and Wheatland Electric. Later, Andrew worked for IBP and Con-Agri.
On January 21, 1967, he married Rosemarie “Rosie” Otterstetter in Garden City. She survives. Other survivors include three children Mary Rose Kisela of Pennsylvania, Tina Marie & husband Alan Bowley of Abilene, Kansas, and Timothy E. & wife Michelle Allen of Holcomb, Kansas; two sisters Nellie Rose Smith of Oregon and Frankie Grimsley of Wichita, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Andrew is preceded in death by his parents; a son Andrew Lee Allen, Jr.; and a brother Robert Dean Allen.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City with Pastor Jon Sanders officiating. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to the Andrew Allen Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City.