Vivian A. Allen

Feb 6, 2019
Allen_Vivian newspaper


11:00 AM, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church , 810 Kimball Ave. Waterloo


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo and for an hour before services at the church


Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo


may be made to the family or the church


Vivian Alice Allen, 93, of Waterloo, Iowa, died at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, of natural causes.


She was born March 27, 1925, in Waterloo, daughter of Frank and Anna Steffan Neith. Vivian married Gerald B. “Bruce” Allen on December 6, 1941 in Waterloo; he died May 1, 1980.


She worked at Sears Department Store for many years, retiring in 1985. Vivian was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Ladies Red Hat Society, Card Club, Dessert Club, along with a couple retirement groups.


She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Michelsen-Tarr; 5 grandchildren: David (Kathy) Michelsen, Jami (Laverne) Allen, Dan (Shannon Fuller-Michelsen) Michelsen, Mike Allen, and Rusty Allen; 3 great-grandchildren: Bruce (Stefanie) Barker, Anna (Austin) Michelsen, and Brayden Fuller; and a great-great grandson, Payton Barker.


Vivian is preceded in death by her husband; a son, James Lee Allen; a son-in-law, Al Tarr; four brothers: Donald, Claude, Bob and Bernie Neith; and a granddaughter-in-law, Kimberly Michelsen.

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  1. Paula & Randy McDougall | Feb 15, 2019
    Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Vivian always greeted everyone with her charming smile and warm heart. We will miss her.
  2. Lynn Neith | Feb 09, 2019

     We will so miss Aunt Vivian. Loved her bright smile and warm hugs. Always enjoyed our talks. So many memories. She will live on in our hearts for ever. One more circle of life complete. God Bless.

    Lynn and Thom Neith 

  3. WAYNE STEFAN | Feb 08, 2019
     I thank God for Vivian and the opportunity to have known her. A Faithful friend and a model employee but much more than that, Vivian was an inspiration to all who knew her, always cheerful with a bright smile.   When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Vivian was this kind of a friend. May God comfort all who mourn her passing. God Bless her family and friends. Wayne Stefan
  4. Lyle & Elaine Leeper | Feb 08, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. 

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