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Allen Nunnenkamp

d. September 18, 2013

Allen Leroy Nunnenkamp of Altoona, Kansas passed away on September 18, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neodesha, Kansas.

Funeral Services honoring his life will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha, Kansas under the direction of Loran Fawcett Chapel, with Pastor Jim Logan officiating. Visitation will be at Grace Baptist Church, Sunday September 22, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The family has suggested memorials in Allens honor be made to Grace Baptist Church and may be left with the funeral home.

Allen was born in Deshler, Nebraska on April 8, 1925 to Ernst and Ruth Bock Nunnenkamp. Born again in 1981. He attended schools in New York, New Jersey and Nebraska, graduating from high school in Battle Creek, Nebraska in 1943. He spent his summers there working for farmers in the area until he was drafted in Dec. 1944. After basic training in Camp Roberts and Ft. Ord, in California he was on his way to the Pacific theater, serving as a medic for over two years, after becoming ill he received a medical discharge in May 1946, with the rank of Staff Sgt. He returned home to Valley Center, farmed his fathers acreage and rented some additional land he also stitched brooms for his father. Having been raised in town, his lifelong dream was to farm and he had plenty of time while in the hospitals to study books on farming.

Allen met the love of his life, Cecille Petersen they were wed on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas. While in the Valley Center area Allen and Cecille had three children Michael Kent on January 18, 1950, Alana Ruth on October 24, 1951 and Christy Ann on July 20, 1953 all born in Wichita. After moving to Altoona a son, Kurtis Allen, was born on July 5, 1956. Allens lifelong prayer of owning a farm was answered and he was able to purchase his first farm east of Altoona also raising his family there. In addition to farming Allen worked as the Artificial Inseminator thru KS State College for 5 years, then working for the next 5 years for the National Farmers Organization in the dairy department. Retiring from farming in 1974 Allen bought a drilling rig and drilled wells for him and others. Retiring once again he and Cec enjoyed camping and traveling for a short while. They soon felt the need to be doing something so they took on a new venture with their soninlaw, building large sail boats in Chanute, Kansas. Allen and Cec were more than willing to continue their love for travel by delivering the sail boats all over the country. Allen and Cec were given a gift of an English Mastiff puppy that soon created a new passion for the couple they started Prairie Pride Kennels and for the next ten years breeding and selling puppies provided great joy.

Allen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Altoona for years, and then became a member of Grace Baptist in Neodesha in 1993. Allen was a board member for a time, sang in the choir and sang bas in the Jesus And Me Singers. He was also a member of the DAV and NRA.

Survivors in addition to his wife are, Mike and Nancy, Tom and Alana Ayers, Kurt and Michele all of Altoona, John and Christy Heaton of Shawnee, Kansas. Eleven grandchildren, Brandon Nunnenkamp and his wife Tammy, Brian Nunnenkamp and finance Kim Nickels, Brenda Broekemeier and husband Jake, Devon Douglas and wife Ruthe, Amy Schwindt and husband Aaron, Angie Lee and husband Jeff, Hannah Engelman and husband Aaron, Hunter Nunnenkamp, Tommy Ayers and wife Jill, Shana Ayers, Chad Ayers. Seventeen great grandchildren, Ty and Tucker Nunnenkamp, Claire Nunnenkamp, Cole and Carter Broekemeier, Payton Douglas, Cooper, Corinne, and Jillian Schwindt, Jace, Adair and Reece Lee, Ashton Greer, Blake and Braiden Ayers, Logan and Sidney Ayers. Brothers and sisters, Wayne Nunnenkamp of Appleton, Wisconsin, Stanley Nunnenkamp and wife Nadine of Wichita, Kansas, Donna Reimer and husband Chuck of Wichita, Kansas, Gary Nunnenkamp and wife Jeanette of Altoona, Kansas, brotherinlaw, Delmar Spoering.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernst and Ruth Nunnenkamp, and sister, Mardelle Spoering.

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