Allen J. Peden, 74 of Eau Claire passed away suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Allen was born on December 20, 1940 to Vilas and Ethel (Thompson) Peden in Mondovi, Wisconsin. Allen graduated from Memorial High School in 1959. After high school, he sold cars and insurance for a few years. He married Donna in 1960, and they later divorced. Allen attended Chippewa Valley Technical College, and earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting. Allen later worked as a security guard at Gould Manufacturing and Menard’s Distribution Center for 35 years. Allen enjoyed hunting, fishing, and target shooting.

Allen is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Bernabe) Allison of Millsap, TX; two grandchildren, Shannon and Logan Little; two brothers, Donald (Judith) Peden of Kenosha, and David Peden of Eau Claire; and two nephews and a niece.

Allen was preceded in death by his son, Randy Dale Peden; and one brother, Larry.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jim Page officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Park Cemetery at 1:30 in Mondovi.

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