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Allen L. Lincoln, age 70, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville. The adopted son of Grant & Beulah (Benner) Lincoln, he was born on February 27, 1942 in Greenville and was a 1960 graduate of Greenville High School.

On July 31, 1965, in Carson City, he married Nancy L. Bush and together they enjoyed 47 years of marriage. In 2004, Al retired from the former Electrolux Home Products after 38 years of service and had been a member of U.A.W. Local 137. For many years he participated in league bowling — even being state champion in 1991 — as well as golfing, and going to the races. He enjoyed playing horseshoes with his Monday night group at Veteran’s Park and was an all-season fan of the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Pistons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Nile Hamp, Pete Kelley, Lyle Kelley, Robert Kelley, Eleanor Kelley, Betty Sheldon, Harold Kelley, James Kelley, Helen Dines, Catherine Cooper, and Fred Lincoln; and a brother-in-law, Roger Bush.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy L. Lincoln of Greenville; their two sons, Scott & Tammy Lincoln of Sheridan, and Troy & Jamie Lincoln of Greenville; five grandchildren, Zachary Lincoln, Trevor Lincoln, Victoria Orean, David Hill, and Jacqueline Hill; a sister, Dora LaCross of Alma; siblings-in-law, Elva Kelley of Greenville, John & Karen Bush of Belding, and Dean & Deloris Bush of Sheridan; a very special nephew, Darwin & Troi Kelley of Greenville; and many, many other dear nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Rev. Ken Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate and cremation will follow the service. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Heart Association are available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Allen’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on January 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Carolyn (Main) Mulder

    Goodbye Allen from a classmate who went from Kindergarten to 12th grade with you. We have many good memories. From one of the “Pearl Street Gang”. Carolyn (Main) Mulder


    Karen Wood

    Troy and Family,
    Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I will miss seeing him at Meijer.
    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


    Dave Dakin

    Lincoln Family ~ sorry to hear of your loss. My dad (Sheldon Dakin) and Al were great friends ~ he always spoke very highly of him. Al was very supportive during my dad’s illness – I will always remember his kindness.


    Ron Porter

    Al’s family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Al was a Class of 60′ classmate. Remember having classes with himin the day. Looks like he had a wonderful life, full of many things to keep him happy and healthy.
    Blessings to the whole family.
    Ron Porter


    Jack Weber

    Good bye my friend.

    Growing up a block apart is a great memory for me.

    God bless Allen and his family.


    Ron & Mary Brimmer

    To Al’s Family,
    I had the pleasure of playing softball with Al & bowling on the same league as him. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
    Ron Brimmer


    Lori MacDonald

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my prayers!


    Randy Klepper

    I went to school with Al and he always had a smile and loved to joke around. He was one great guy and would always be their if you really needed help. He will be truly missed.


    Kathy Pollock Merritt

    Troy and family,

    Prayers and hugs to you. Cherish all the wonderful memories you made. He was a great guy.


    Stu & Shellee Jensen

    Dear Nancy, Scott and Troy:
    So sorry to hear about Al’s passing. Please remember to keep the memories close to your heart and he will always be with you


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