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Dyrck J. Allen

Dyrck Jeffrey Allen, 68, of Tuscola, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, IA 

Graveside Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Tuscola Township Cemetery. Casual dress is requested.  

Dyrck was born on October 28, 1952 in Tuscola, the son of James L. and LaVerne Ohley Allen.  

He is survived by his son: Damon (Leanna) Allen of Dobson, NC, granddaughter: Raegen Allen, siblings: Renee (Tom) Hettinger of Tuscola, IL; Michele (Steve) Winkler of West Fork, AR, Cecilia Allen (Roger Blakley) of Urbana, IL; Camille (Randy) Carlz of Bettendorf, IA; and Gabrielle (Tony) Martin of Champaign, IL; nieces and nephews: Heidi (Brian) McFarland of Camargo, IL; Jeff (Laura) Hettinger of McKinney, TX; Kurt (Katherine) Hettinger of Auburn, AL; Jeffrey Winkler of Nashville, TN, Lillian Winkler of Fayetteville, AR; Anna (Mark) Moellering of Libertyville, IL; Kate (Brian) Moody of Tuscola, IL; Ryan Carlz of Waterloo, IA; Jonathan (Joe Hladik) Carlz of Chicago, IL; Justin (Melissa Payne) Martin of Champaign and AJ (Trish) Martin of St. Joseph, IL, in addition to many great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Dyrck was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Stefanie and brother: Kevin. 

He was a former owner of JL Allen Company, Tuscola. He was a member of the Pipefitters Union Local #157, Terre Haute, IN and the Tuscola Moose Lodge. 

Memorials are suggested to the Tuscola Moose Lodge. 

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, IL is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared via

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