Arden Allen, 67, rural Elbow Lake, died at his home on Monday, July 18, 2011. Arden was born in Canby, Minnesota, on December 14, 1943, to Albert and Ann Allen. He attended school in Miltona
and Alexandria. He married Bonnie Karger on May 18, 1963, and they had four children. He worked
in a tire warehouse for many years, later became a bouncer at the Hexagon Bar in Minneapolis,
and drove semi truck before retiring and moving to Elbow Lake, Minnesota. Arden's hobbies were collecting Hotwheels cars and trucks and, of course, his 1961 Chevy, and car club and car shows.
Arden is survived by four children, Margo Skinner, Holly Danielson, Jamie (Stephanie) Allen, and
Jerud Allen; former wife and friend, Bonnie Turpin; nine grandchildren, Dustin (Amanda) Allen,
Jesse (Karmen) Allen, Dylan (Vicky) Skinner, Jill Skinner, Casey Skinner, Nicole Allen, Melissa
Danielson, Brandon Danielson, and Tyler Allen; 11 great-grandchildren, Ethan Allen, Evan Allen,
Jeris Lemm, Noah Mallory, Mason Mallory, Elyzabeth Skinner, McKenzie Hart, Makayla Hart,
Antwone Danielson Barnes, Isabella Jacobs, and Kaylee Danielson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Ann Allen, infant sister Arlinda Allen and an
We will all miss him very much and he is very loved.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 30, 2011, with Reverend Cindy Schmidt officiating, at the Lind Family Funeral Home in Miltona. Family will greet friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake.
Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services,