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Steven William Allen

09/26/1958 - 12/16/2023
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Steven W. Allen passed away at his home on December 16, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer, his loving family by his side. Steve is survived by his wife of 35 years, Janice Allen; his children, Zachary Allen, Lucas (Brandy) Allen; grandsons, Gus and Grady; parents, Gerald and Mary Allen; brother, Robert (Angie) Allen; sister, Catherine (Jeff) Schueller; nieces, Kaitlin Butte, Allison Butte, and Erin Schoonover and children; nephew, Hunter Berholtz; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other special family and friends.

Steve was born in Oshkosh on September 26, 1958, the son of Gerald and Mary (Miller) Allen. Steve graduated from Omro High School in 1976 and maintained close friendships with many of his classmates throughout the years. He was a member of the class reunion committee, truly enjoying the planning and get-togethers over the years. Steve married Janice Hielsberg on September 3, 1988, and had two sons, Zachary and Lucas Allen.  Steve worked for the State of Wisconsin for 32 years, first as an Institutional Aide at Winnebago Mental Health Institute and later as a Recreational Leader at Oshkosh Correctional Institute. He received the Mary E. Schroeder Recognition for Courage award in 2007 and retired in 2016.

Throughout the years, Steve enjoyed a wide variety of interests. He was an avid hunter, enjoying deer and turkey hunting as well as fishing. He took pride in maintaining a well-groomed lawn and frequently worked to add improvements to our home. He restored several cars and motorcycles, doing so with a fierce attention to detail throughout the process. Steve received numerous awards at car and motorcycle shows, meeting many good friends along the way. He loved motorcycle riding and snowmobiling with family and friends, making annual trips over the past 35 years. He was involved with the horseshoe club in Omro, thoroughly enjoying maintaining the pits and organizing the season with other members of the club.

Steve was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Florence Allen; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Miller; sister, Barbara (Allen) Otis; brother-in law; Darin Butt; cousin, Gene Allen; aunt, Peggy Allen; and uncles, John Viertel, Dennis Craig, and Ron Abitz.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service is planned on January 4, 2024, at the Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, Wisconsin. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a short service to follow. Interment will be held at the Eureka Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

For online condolences/memories, please visit www.muellerfh.net.

Ruth Greisinger wrote on January 2, 2024
So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Steve and Janice at WMHI. He was a really nice guy. Good to the patients and fun to be around. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for his family !

Bill Wojahn wrote on December 27, 2023
I knew Steve well in the past met him in English class at UWO and Janice and I attended school together at Tipler back in the day. I read everything here and its everything I remember Steve being and then some. I am proud to see his accomplishments and successes and I am sorry he left us. My condolences to Janice and his entire family and group of longtime friends as we grieve his loss.

Nick Weisse wrote on December 24, 2023
It has been over 30 years since I last saw Steve, but I instantly recognized him from his grin. Such a fun loving good guy. I was lucky to have had the opportunity to know him.

Peggy O'Brien wrote on December 24, 2023
First day on my unit at Winnebago I met Steve. Before the morning was over he had called me to the back room and asked what I preferred to work.Of curse said AMs, He said well I will take all your pms and give you all my ams if you promise to just trade with me and no one else...ill give you christmas and you take new years eve,,, I was waiting for the lemon bars to come but they never did. But from that day forward I had a super great co worker and wonderful friends in Steve and Janice.. She was even so kind as to let me have a crush on him . One of the kindest, funny and loyal men I had the pleasure to know will be missed beyond words.. Steve the lakes and woods are hugh in heaven , so go build a shack and do what you love. RIP my friend.. Say hi to Gene..

Amy Haedt wrote on December 24, 2023
Dear Gerry and Mary, I was so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing and I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you both. I saw Steve a couple years ago down in Eureka and I talked with him for an hour or so and we had such a good time. I’m glad that as a memory I have of him. Steve came to visit me in San Francisco when I first moved out there and he was one of the few that came and saw me and I’ll never forget it. He was a great guy. Love,Amy

Barb Greuel wrote on December 23, 2023
So sorry for your loss Janice. May all your memories help you though this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Love, Barb Schlichte Greuel

Nicci Martin wrote on December 23, 2023
My deepest condolences to the entire Allen family. I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing.

Becky Ryf wrote on December 23, 2023
Janice: I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was an all around nice guy. You and your loved ones have my deepest sympathies.

Anthony Danke wrote on December 23, 2023
O.h my heart bleeds out Steve was an awesome friends my prayers to Janice and his family, truly a sad fay

Dean Julius wrote on December 23, 2023
I remember Steve from my time at WMHI. Real stand up guy. RIP Steve

Marilyn Wolf wrote on December 23, 2023
My condolences to you Janice and your family. Keep all those special memories close in your heart and may they bring you comfort and peace.