Allen R. Pardon, 68, of Van Wert, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at his lake house in Burr Oak, Michigan. He was born March 22, 1950, in Romeo, MI, to Dwight John Pardon and Irene (Glass) Oakley, who both precede him in death.
A fully disabled veteran, Allen served with the United States Army in Vietnam. Upon returning from active duty, Allen married the love of his life, Katherine E. Stevens. He went on to retire from Van Wert County Maintenance Department after 25 years.
As an active member of the Van Wert VFW Post #5803, Allen served as the District Commander. Being a lake enthusiast, Allen was an avid fisherman. He and his family spent many years at the lake house on Long Lake in Michigan.
Allen is survived by his wife, Katherine E. Pardon of Van Wert; sons, Steve (Jeanette Pnacek) Pardon of Van Wert; Brandon (Johanna) Pardon of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Nadia, Brogan & Liam Pardon; Jaxon, Briggs & Zayva Pardon; brother, John (Susan) Pardon of St. Marys; sisters, Peggy Jo (Rick) Robison of Canton; Sue Hoffman of Port Huron, MI.
Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Gus Cristo-Baker presiding. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert where military honors will be rendered by the combined units of the VFW and American Legion.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association or to the Disabled American Veterans Charity.
Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.