Allen Lynn Kerr

Allen Lynn Kerr, 59, of Ionia, Mich., went to his heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. He was born on Jan. 31, 1961, in Battle Creek, Mich., the son of James Kerr and Annette Tindle.

Allen followed in his father and older brother’s footsteps and served 12 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, then continued his military expertise as a mechanic through his working career.

Allen loved his family, he was a son, brother, uncle and father. He loved his science fiction movies, caring for his animals, a great novel, and, of course, some classic World of Warcraft. He cherished time spent with family and friends, fishing, hunting, and a challenging game of Chess and playing games/cards. He loved his Peanut Butter and Coffee. He loved to sit at the campfire, even in the winter. Allen’s belief in God was unshakeable, he would regale anyone that would listen about his faith. Allen would reminisce about spending time with his siblings, hunting for crawdads as a child, spending time on the family land, and eating a Clark Bar with his Dad.

Preceding Allen in death were his parents, James Kerr and Annette Tindle (both from Dayton); brothers, James Jr. and Michael Kerr; and grandparents, Andrew and Mary Kerr, Bud and Lucille Montgomery, and Lindsey and Heddie Brock Jones.

Surviving are his sons, Michael Kerr and Chris (Krista) Kerr; and parent, Rose Kerr; siblings, Reba Gushwa, Vicki Manges, Steven (Nancy) Kerr, Mary Ann (Michael) Owen, and Melissa (Steve) Barber; nephews and nieces, Courtney (Michael) Vance, Dalton and Zackary Kerr, Derek Marshall, Matthew Denslow, Andrew and Maycee Carrier, Steven, Makenzie and Carson Barber; and many great-nephews and great-nieces.

Memorial services will be officiated by Jon Prominski at Lehman Funeral Home, located at 220 Rich Street in Ionia, Mich., on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at 1 p.m. Burial will be held immediately following the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

COVID precautions, masks and social distancing will be observed.

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