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Cherryl “Cher” Lynn Allen, 72, of Alpena passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.
Cherryl Lynn Anderson was born in Alpena on September 27, 1948 to the late Clarence and Mary (Dinsmore) Anderson. In 1968, she married Philip Allen, together they had 3 sons. On December 10, 1998, she married Robert “Race” Race. He preceded her in death on January 2, 2014.
She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1970 with a BA in English. Cher worked for 35 years for WBKB in many roles, retiring as the general manager. She loved making memories with family and friends. Cher and Race were master gardeners and enjoyed flower gardening for many years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a board member of the former Alpena Regional Medical Center’s Development Council.
Surviving are 4 sons, Jason (Maryann) Allen, Chad Allen, Jacob (Colleen) Allen; Kurt (April) Race; 6 grandchildren, Niki, Lauren, Sydney, Zachary, Grant, and Zane; and two furry friends, Scrappy and Rocky.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Bonnie Lou Anderson, in 1950.
A private graveside service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
Inurnment: Evergreen Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alpena Development Council of MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena or Huron Humane Society.
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