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Miriam R. "Punk" Allen, age 95, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, South Lancaster Township. She was born January 26, 1926, in Cassville, Wisconsin the younger daughter of A. B. "Jim" and Thyrza (Pauley) Allen. Punk lived in Chicago and moved to the Downers Grove area where she graduated from High School. In the mid 1950's, she moved to her parent's farm, near Burton Wisconsin. Punk was first employed at Farm Bureau Insurance. She later was employed at Union State Bank in Lancaster, where she had many close friendships with her co-workers. Punk enjoyed being physically active. This included fishing, walking with her dog, and shopping. She also liked trivia games, puzzles, and watching her beloved Green Bay Packers. Punk was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, where she served as an Elder, sang in the church choir, and volunteered at many of the church functions. She cherished her church family, and her faith was very important to her. Punk loved her family, her many friends, and her many furry companions. She could be seen tooting around Lancaster, on her minibike with one of her dogs as her passenger. Punk was also a terrific dog trainer, and each of her animals did tricks. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Surviving is niece: Kyle (Jim) Lorenz; two nephews: Craig (Robin) and Mark Andrews; a great niece: Marla (Larry) Cooper; a grand nephew Patrick (Courtney) Reed; and four great grandnieces: Morgan, Kim, Brianne, and Hailey Cooper; and her many friends that included Judy, Tony, and Dennis.
In addition to her parents, Punk was preceded in death by a sister, Maralyn Andrews.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Burton Cemetery in Waterloo Township, with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster assisted the family.
Online Condolences: www.martinschwartzfuneralhomes.com
Punk's family would like to express their gratitude to her church family and Pastor Mark Hoehne, for their love, support, and prayers while she recovered from her hip surgery and stroke. We also want to thank Agrace Hospice for their care, as Punk readied herself for her journey home.
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