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Allan J. Okeson

December 13, 1937 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Allan Okeson Obituary

Allan Jay Okeson, 86, of Berea, OH, passed away on December 21, 2023. He was born on December 13, 1937, in Lakewood, OH to the late Milton and Marie Okeson (Hooyman). Allan was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He was known for his strong love for his family and his country. Allan is survived by his devoted wife Margaret of 57 years, his daughters Pamela Wolf (Ronald) and Leslie Klepser (Michael), his grandchildren Lauren, Amy, Allison, and Adam, and his great-grandchildren Penelope and Sophia. He is also survived by his sisters Carol Rought (Larry, decd), Edith Hancock (Bill), and Gail Manon (Mike), as well as many nieces and nephews.  Allan graduated from James Ford Rhodes High School and served in the Army, stationed in Berlin. He was proud of his military associations and the role he played in serving his country. A man of faith, Allan worshipped at St. Mary's of Berea. He found joy in volunteering with the Berea Veterans Outreach, Dinners to Doors in Berea, and as a courtesy van driver for Southwest General Hospital, dedicating his time to helping others. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 5-8 pm at Baker, Osinski, Kensinger Funeral Home, located at 206 Front St., Berea, OH 44017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10:00 am at St. Mary's of Berea, located at 250 Kraft St., Berea, OH 44017.  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to Berea Veterans Outreach, located at 31 East Bridge St., Suite 300, Berea, OH 44017.  Please join us in celebrating the life of Allan Jay Okeson, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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January 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baker-Osinski-Kensinger Funeral Home
206 Front Street
Berea, OH 44017

Mass of Christian Burial
January 6, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary (Berea)


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