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Ronald T. Allin

Birth Date: October 27, 1929
Death Date: January 20, 2018

Rev. Ronald T. Allin 88 yrs old of Decatur, Il passed away peacefully in his home the morning of sat. Jan 20.

A memorial service will be held Friday January 26, 2018, 11:00am, at First Presbyterian Church, Decatur, IL. Luncheon to follow at church.

Loving Husband and Father, he spent his life in the service of others through his ministry of 63 years as a Presbyterian minister. He loved to laugh, work on cars(especially foreign),and really good scotch.

He was part of the chapel of four chaplains at Ground Zero to minister to first responders.
Ronn touched so many hearts, he will be deeply missed. We will always remember his humor and love for people.

He is survived by his wife and soulmate Carolyn, Brother Gerald (Dorothy) Children: David(Christine), Gena(John), Linda(Rick), Mark(Marilyn), Nancy(Dan), Peter, Tava(Richard). 7 Grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by Parents Rev. Cecil and Olga Allin and Daughter Kelly.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Decatur, IL

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
January 26, 2018
11:00 am
First Presbyterian Chuch
204 W Prarie Decatur, IL 62523
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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passsing. I live in Decatur but I was actually baptized by Rev Ron Allin over 50 yrs ago when we lived in the Chicago area. I was so suprised when I learned he was at First Presbyterian in Decatur. He was always such a joy to run into and he will be missed.

  2. I had the privilege to know Ron for many years. He was such a kind and caring person with a wonderful sense of humor. He helped me through many difficult times in my life and for that and his friendship, I will be forever grateful. RIP Ron!! Debbie Oye Scherer

  3. God Blessss!! Thank you for all the good stories,debates, and conversation! Great memories!!
    To the family,Ron was a great man and person very high on the list of people I respected.

    Jerry at the barber shop

  4. Ron Allin brings up very fond childhood memories. He baptized me, confirmed me, and would have performed my wedding service, but for a date conflict. He had a wonderful sense of humor. First Pres was a warm and friendly place with him at the helm. His passing saddens me more than I would have expected. Cheer to a good life led. My warmest wishes to his family.

  5. I have so many fond memories of 'RevRonn', having spent countless hours at the Allin home during my high school years. My most sincere condolences to the entire Allin family, especially to my Eldorado cruising buddy, Linda.
    Kathy (Sickbert) Richards.

  6. Mr. Allin loved Irish poems. I know this because he recited it to me in the matter of a "Thankyou to me" one day after me helping him. This I believe was one of a favorite of his called: "Irish Blessing" May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. My the sun shine warm up In your face. And the rains fall soft up In your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hallow of His hand.
    Mr. Allin recited this Irish blessing poem to thank me. I will always remember this poem and how kind of a person Mr. Allin was. In memory of Mr. Ronn Allin

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