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Brian Allen

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Brian K. Allen, 50, of rural New Hampton died April 28, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with Pastor Shirley Hoffmann Will officiating. Gail Allison will serve as organist and the church choir will lead the congregation in the singing of “Amazing Grace” and “Here I Am Lord”. Isaac Holmes and Preston Herrmann will be the candle lighters. Mark and Vickie Rhea will be the host and hostess. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with David Isenhower, Jim Allison, Harvey Richards, Don Harty, Tom Myers and Rod Reicks serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg (563)237-6212 and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Brian Kenneth Allen was born January 22, 1959, in New Hampton, Iowa, the son of Darrell and Thelma (Means) Allen. He graduated from New Hampton High School in 1977. Following graduation Brian began a life-long career as an over the road truck driver. He was united in marriage to Julie Brandenburg on September 8, 1984 at Fredericksburg. They were blessed with a son, Justin. Brian enjoyed trucking cross country especially the times when his family could travel with him. He loved being a father to Justin and special family friend Tiffany. He enjoyed being in his shop with Justin, as they worked on the “Firebird”. He also enjoyed NASCAR. Brian was a member and leader in the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Julie and son, Justin; his mother, Thelma Allen of New Hampton; three brothers, Gary Allen and special friend, Barbara of Boise, ID, Dean Allen and his wife, Monica of Red Bluff, CA and Darwin Allen and his wife, Deb of Ionia; one sister, Karen Montgomery and her husband, Don of Burlingame, KS; special family friend, Tiffany Harnisch of Fredericksburg; his church family and many friends. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Allen.

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  1. Julie and Justin- My thoughts go back to when we first met you at Georges Diesel- Julie you and Brian were such a cute- ‘so in love ‘ couple- Best Friends too! I admired all the trips you took across the United States together- Brian was such a good and kind person. My heart goes out to you both! Your in our thoughts. Dale & Candi Klocek

  2. Julie and Justin~Thinking about you during your time of great loss. May you find comfort knowing that he is in a better place. God bless you both. Love, Lisa

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Brians Passing. I knew him in high school and then through the years when he would come into ConAgra. He was a great guy and touched many lives.

  4. Julie, Justin, Thelma and family, Was saddened to hear about Brian passing and so sorry I could not be there for the wake,funeral; I was out of state. Will keep all of you in my prayers. So sorry, Betty Njus

  5. Julie and Justin, I am so sorry for your loss. I am also so sorry that we could not be there with you. You were in my thoughts and prayers the whole weekend. I hope to see you soon. Love, Robin and family

  6. Julie & Justin, Sorry I could not make visitation Thursday evening. Just wanted to tell you that it was always fun to see Brian. He always acted so bashful but we knew better! His smile and his whatever you women want attitude is what I will remember about him. Justin, go out and make Dad prouder still.

  7. Dear Julie, Justin, Dar, Deb, Thelma and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve for the lose of a wonderful man. Brian’s Life was full and worth celebrating. I will always remember knowing from his words and actions, while we were still teens, that Brian was sold out to the Lord. He will always come to mind as one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever known. He will be greatly missed. Jesus, has surely welcomed him with a smile. Til we are called home too, treasure the life and example he gave day to day. much Love and Sympathy, Ronda Moody and family

  8. Our prayers and thoughts are with Brians family today and the days ahead as they send him to his heavenly home. Marv & DeDe

  9. I just heard of Brian’s cancer and passing. I am so sorry for all of you. I was a classmate of Brian’s–we graduated from NHHS in 1977.

  10. Justin and Julie-We were saddened to here of your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one and we pray that you will be able walk through this difficult time. May the peace of the Lord be with you. Hope to see you at the Lake. Sincerely, Kathy and Jerry Albert

  11. Thelma and family, You have our deepest condolences for your loss. We wish we could be there in person to share your sadness and offer comfort, but please understand that you are continually in our thoughts and prayers and have been for quite some time. You watched the pain and suffering that Brian endured in his battle with cancer, but we know that he is now pain free in the arms of our loving Savior. May God grant you comfort and strength to endure your loss. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  12. We had the pleasure of working with Brian for nearly 4 years. Brian was always respectful and courteous of others. He will be sadly missed by everyone at Hazmat. Donna and Rick Wickham.

  13. Julie, Justin, and Family – our sympathies to you all. May God’s strength and blessings be with you.

  14. It was with great sadness that I read of Brians passing. Seeing that big smile of his took me back 40 years when we rode the school bus together, and always sat in the back seat. I always sat with Brian and my brother Irvin sat with Darwin. We had some good times riding the bus, and I cherish those memories of Brian. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

  15. Julie & Justin, We are so sorry for your loss. You have been in our prayers for the last month and we will continue to pray for you. I don’t have a lot of memories of Brian, but as so many others have said, I remember his smile. I also remember the day you and Brian were married in the Peace church. I’ve always thought it was a beautiful day! May God bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Kerri (Steege), Neal, Kiya & Jadyn Williamson

  16. We are all very sorry to learn of your loss. Brian was part of a family of drivers that over the years continued to enjoy each others company. We will remember his warm smile and equally warm personality. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Dear Julie & Justin, We were so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. You folks have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard about the return of Brian’s cancer. May God’s love surround you at this very difficult time. With love, Wanda & Carl

  18. Dear Julie & Justin So sorry for your loss. Don always enjoyed the visits out on the Big Road. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Brian was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Love Don & Ruth

  19. Julie & Justin – It has been a long time since the George’s Diesel days but what memories we share from then. I will always remember Brian’s great smile – he loved driving that beautiful truck of his and sharing stories of his road adventures with the I-90 guys. Hold on to those stories and share them often. May God’s love give you peace. Deb & Jim Willner Wells, MN

  20. Julie & Justin, Wish we had the right words to say to take all your pain away. It’s obvious that Brian was loved by many. Please know that we hold you safe in our hearts and when your hearts are empty, fill them with happy memories! Katelyn and I are honored to be walking for Allen’s Angels in the Relay for Life this year. God Bless. The franzengang

  21. Dear Julie and Justin-We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Brian. He was such a GREAT guy and had that GREAT smile. He will be sadly missed by many. Yous are in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do just let us know. Paul has many great memories of Brian from church and school. Yous take care and God be with yous.

  22. Julie and Justin, Think of you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Greg and Barb Meissen

  23. Julie, Justin and family, our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you now and always. Brian’s smile and gentle ways will be missed in Bell Harbor and I am sure in every life he touched. Doug and Marcia Grabinski

  24. I will treasure the memories I have of Brian – Christmases, Rummy, stopping over at the Lake… and of course, his smile. Can you imagine how big it is now that he is at rest with the Savior?! I am thankful I had the chance to know Brian, even if it was for a shorter time than any of us would have liked. Julie, Justin, and all the Allens: my heart is heavy for your loss. I pray that you will trust in the Lord to be your strength during this time. Lots of Love to you all. Sarah

  25. Julie, Justin and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Brian was one of the nicest guys we have ever known. One who is loved by so many will never be forgotten. May God bless you all and give you comfort. Love, The Harris Family

  26. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need to talk don’t hesitate to call or B&B Wine :). Love you all.

  27. Julie and Justin – We are so sorry for your loss! Brian will be missed so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if you need anything. Love – The Rhea’s

  28. Aunt Julie & Justin our prayers are with you.I remember the good times visiting during my summers in Iowa and picking eggs with Uncle Brian at the farm house. love you both Danielle & RJ

  29. Our heartfelt prayers are with you and your family at this time and always.(Beattle Bailey)….hahaha

  30. My most sincere sympathy to you Julie and Justin, at this time of such great loss and grief. Jan Phillis, Stewartville, MN

  31. To Julie, Justin, and all the Allens and Brandenburgs…Reading over the messages left here reminds us how much Brian was loved and how very much he will be missed. Please know we are holding you all in our prayers and in our hearts. We love you… Laura and Roger Hucke

  32. Brian and I grew up attending the First Baptist Church in New Hampton together. I have many fond memories of us sharing Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible School, Jet Cadets, and BYF together. He was a really great guy! To Julie & Justin, Thelma, and all of the Allen siblings, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. You are in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts. Our lives are wonderfully blessed by the Allen Family, and nothing can change that! Our love now and forever! John and Jani

  34. Our family has been blessed to be a part of your family through the church. Brian has shown many how to be a loving father, husband and mentor as well as a giving member of the community. Our prayers are with you. Our arms are around you. The Holmes family

  35. Brian’s contagious smile will forever be in our hearts. We feel so fortunate to have known such a wonderful guy. He is on a new journey walking with God…… Much love, Stacy & Bill and kids

  36. Julie and Justin, You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers that God will bless you with strength and peace in the days to come. You have many marvelous memories that will carry you through. We know that Brian is in a ‘glorious home’ and will continue alongside of you in spirit. Brian was an inspiration to us all.

  37. Just me!!:) I know I’ve told you a thousand times-I am thinking so much about you and Justin!! Brian was so awsome-we loved him!:) I feel so lucky that we got to bond the last four years. I also know who was very excited to see him on Tuesday night!! See you soon!! Love you!! Joel, Penny, Jace, and Zayne

  38. Julie and Justin: Cherish the memories that you have with Brian…those can never be taken away. Bell Harbor will miss his cheerful smile, but he’s got a smile that is radiating down on you now and forever! My prayers are with you….

  39. Julie and Justin, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Deepest Sympathy, Larry and Lynn Ann

  40. Julie and Justin, and family: We are truly sorry for your loss. We have and will continue to pray for you. Kim and Kat

  41. Julie & Justin – Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Our sympathy goes out to you in your loss. Cherish all the great memories as you look to God for comfort and acceptance in the days ahead. Jack and Marcia Schult

  42. Julie, Justin and families, I;m so sorry for your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and always. May God’s love give you comfort, peace, and strength at this difficult time. Sending our love, Jolee & Milo

  43. Julie and Justin….We are so sorry for your loss…..You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

  44. Julie & Justin–You have our deepest sympathy for your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish those wonderful memories..God Bless! Bob, Theresa and Pierce

  45. Julie and Justin, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great loss. A good man and a good father–never stays with us long enough. Joe and Mary Sharon Peraud

  46. Julie and Justin, Your family is in our prayers. With our deepest sympathy, John, Jodi, Rachel, Natalie, and Andrew Harada

  47. Julie, Justin & all of Brian’s family, Words cannot express to you how sorry we are to hear this. Brian was, without a doubt, the nicest person I’ve ever had the priveledge of having in my life. He will be greatly missed. Bell Harbor won’t be the same without him. Love & prayers to you all. Tony, Cindy, & ‘Sadie’ VanderZyl

  48. We are so very sorry and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Brian was a great guy and also a great truck driving buddy. Treasure the memories as he was one of the best!! Our Sympathy in your loss. Roger and Margo

  49. We share in your sorrow and sadness, Julie and Justin. Brian was such a good friend. He is with the Lord and no longer suffers from his cancer. We are always here for you at any time. Our love, prayers, thoughts and sympathies to you. Nick and Kendra Leibold

  50. Julie, Justin & family – our thoughts and prayers. Brian was truly a wonderful person. We know he will be driving a big rig for the Lord now. Rose & Bob Otters

  51. Julie and Justin, You know that you’ve been in our thoughts and prayers, especially during this last month. We will continue to pray for you, may all the wonderful memories of Brian that you will be sharing give you strength and encouragement. I’m sad we didn’t get to enjoy more time together. We’ll miss him tremendously. Love, Terry, Christy, Josh & Josie

  52. Brian had touched our lifes in so many ways very loving and giving person.We will cherish his memory always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and the days ahead.

  53. You are in our prayers, Julie and Justin. We are so sorry for your loss. Brian was a super guy with a contagious smile. He will be greatly missed. Schaufenbuels

  54. Just a note to let you know that we are thinking of you and praying that you will find comfort in knowing that Brian is with God now. Blessings to all of you, Bob & Marian Brandenburg Manhattan, KS

  55. Our deepest sympathy to Julie and Justin. Brian is at peace. Will always remember his smiling face and happy personality. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Roger and Laurie Tiemessen

  56. Our prayers and sympathy to you and your families. He will never beforgotten in his kindness to others.

  57. Julie and Justin – God bless you both. My heart is heavy. I find peace that Brian is no longer suffering. May you both find comfort knowing he is free.

  58. Julie and Justin Huge prayers are coming your way that hopefully will help comfort you in some little way. Knowing Brian his wonderful spirit will be in your hearts in the days to come and light your way. Peace is in his soul as he walks into heaven’s light!! God knows best and will stay close to you in the days and years ahead.

  59. Julie, Justin and all of the family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dean and Judy

  60. Memories of Brian always begin with his big cheerful smile and loving heart, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our hearts go out to Julie, Justin, and all of the family. Our prayers are with you, today, and in the coming days and weeks ahead. May God be with you and comfort you. In Christ’s Love, Judy, Dean, and Family

  61. He was a great guy and that shows in all who loved him and he loved. We are here for you, hugs to you both.

  62. Brian was such a wonderful father, husband, son, mentor and exceptional friend to all who knew & loved him. He will be truly missed! We will be lighting a luminaria in his honor at this year’s Relay for Life. ‘Allen’s Angels’ will be walking to help find a cure…… ‘There is no finish line until we find a cure!’ Our sincere sympathy, love and prayers to all the Allens and Brandenburgs, Francie, Steve & family

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