(November 3, 2002)
Funeral services are scheduled today (Thursday) at the LDS Church in Burlington at 11 a.m. for Lee R. Allen, 59, who died Sunday, Nov. 3 of a heart attack after enjoying a successful day of deer hunting with his youngest son.
He was active in the dry edible bean industry for many years as both a farmer and grain elevator operator. In 1972, he established Midwest Bean Company in Hecton, Minn., and led the company's growth into several plant sites in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wyoming.
He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family and friends, who will dearly miss him.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, and son Trevin Allen of the family home in Burlington; daughters Camy Reiser and husband Les of Haney Falls, Minn., and Stacy Sweet and husband Tracy of Powell; sons Victor Allen and wife Pam of Kingsport, Tenn., Lee J. Allen and wife Kelly of Meeteetse, Bo Allen and wife Brenda of Powell, and Tim Allen and wife Tarra of Powell; sisters Dorothy Reid and husband Melvin of Basin, Betty Anderson of Basin, Sonny Pederson and husband Jim of Worland; and Beverly Dooley and husband Russell of Worland; brothers Leslie Allen and wife Dorothy of Burlington, Brad Allen and wife Patty of Ft. Bridger and Troy Allen of Rapid City, S.D.; and 13 grandchildren.
Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in the Burlington Cemetery.