Mt. Horeb – Hale, Allen L. Allen had a strong will and was determined to live. He fought the complications of diabetes for 14 years but lost his recent battle with cancer on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Allen was born on May 21, 1946 in Waukesha, WI. He worked at the Mental Health Center of Dane County from 1980 to 1995 and at Dane County Badger Prairie Health Care Center from 1996 to 2000.

Allen loved his country home. He was passionate about horticulture and nature. He was a talented craftsman and enjoyed landscaping, gardening, outdoor projects, Badger Basketball, entertaining and cooking for family and friends. He held a special place in his heart for his wife’s parents, Joe and Arlene Biba and loved their relationship and time spent together. He loved his pet cat and companion, Ashley.

He is survived by his wife and love of his life, Barb and her family; sons, Donald and Robert Hale; 5 grandchildren; 5 brothers and their families; and many other relatives and friends.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Betty Muehls and Glenn Hale and brother-in-law, Ken Biba.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Ryan Funeral Home-Verona Chapel, 200 Enterprise Drive. Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, Madison, at a later date.

A special thanks to Monica, Bonnie and Peter for their friendship and support.

Allen: Your contagious laughter and smile will be a cherished memory for everyone who knew you.

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