Private graveside services for Marlin Leowen VonAllmen, 83, Koshkonong, Missouri, were held at Jolliff Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. VonAllmen passed away at 2:23 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born August 11, 1938, at Rover, Missouri, to Marlin VonAllmen and Vesta Gayle Huddleston VonAllmen. On December 1, 1957, he was married to the love of his life, Joyce Anita VonAllmen. They were married for 60 wonderful years before her passing in 2018. He was a member of Shilo Baptist Church in Rover, Missouri and served as a deacon there for many years. In 1976, Leon was the proud founder of VonAllmen Meat Processing in Koshkonong, Missouri. After working for some time, he then retired to run the family farm. A farm that gave him the remarkable opportunity to watch his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren learn, grow and play. He enjoyed riding around in his Ranger every day; checking his cows with his trusty dog, Reba, by his side. He loved singing and performing. He was a true showman and some would even dare say: a show stopper. Always so creative, whether he be whittling up a quirky character or telling a tall tale to his grandkids. You were never bored if you were with Leon VonAllmen. He loved to fish and hunt and show off any creepy crawly creature he could find. He made the best homemade ice cream and was pretty well world famous for his chili. He loved when someone would stop by and visit with him under his gazebo. He never knew a stranger and always knew how to make you feel special. He was truly a one-of-a-kind man. A once in a lifetime man. A man that will not only be dearly missed by his family, but by anyone who ever crossed his path.
He is survived by one daughter, Renea VonAllmen Alsup and husband, Brent, Rover, Missouri; four grandchildren, Lee VonAllmen and wife, Claire and Lucas VonAllmen, both of Springfield, Jennifer “Bo” Newberry and husband, Brad and Brittney “Skeeterbug” Carney and husband, Nick, both of Rover, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Marla Scarcliff and husband, Chuck, Glasford, Illinois; special cousin, Donald Gene Judd and wife, Cathy, Rover, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife, one son, Terry VonAllmen and one great-grandson, Brody River, preceded him in death.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com