|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1944|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2013|
ARMINTROUT, ALLEN DALE Moline, MI Allen Dale Armintrout, age 69, passed away at his home in Moline on December 1, 2013. Allen was the beloved son of Dale Armintrout and Wanetta (Frank) Armintrout. He was much loved by his grandparents, Lemuel and Darlene Armintrout and Alton and Gertrude Frank. Allen was the Lord's blessing to us and deeply enriched our lives. He lived in Moline most of his life, was a member of the Moline Baptist Church and in later years of the Heritage Baptist Church. Allen was much involved in the ministry of the deaf at Heritage Baptist Church, as well as active in the deaf community. He was also on the board of Paws With a Cause for 20 years. Allen was a graduate of Wayland High School and of Grand Rapids Baptist College (Cornerstone). He was employed by the State of Michigan, Allegan County Department of Human Resources for 34 years, until his retirement. Allen is survived by his mother, Wanetta Armintrout, who loved him so very deeply and will greatly miss him. He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Dale Armintrout. Other survivors include his aunt Dawn Booher; his cousins, David and Nancy Armintrout and their children, Andrea, Zac (Christine), Paul, Tessa, Sam, Will, Ireland, Diana (Rick) Lloyd, Paula (Vern) Trinosky; Linda Knight and her daughter, Stephanie; Walter Frank and Robert Frank. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his uncle, Dale Frank, his cousins, Jim Booher and Barbara Ochampaugh. A time for relatives and friends to visit with Allen's family will be held from 1-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday, December 5, at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services in Dorr, 4330 18th Street. A service celebrating his life will be 11 AM Friday at Moline Baptist Church, with Pastor Stan Veldt and Pastor Shane VandeVrede officiating. Interment will be at Dorr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Moline Baptist Church or the Heritage Baptist Church. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.kubiakcook.com.
Allen Armintrout, 69, passes after life of caring and helping
Submitted by editor on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 22:50
Allen Armintrout of Moline, formerly of Wayland, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday evening, Dec. 1. He was 69.
A hearing impaired man all his life, he touched many people through his work in teaching sign language and teaching the Scriptures.
Born March 7, 1944, he was the son of Dale and Wanetta Armintrout of Moline. He graduated from Wayland High School in 1965 and from Baptist Bible College, later to become Cornerstone University, in 1970.
Because he was deaf, he was active on behalf of all hearing impaired people and worked for the State of Michigan before retiring only a few years ago.
A devout Christian, he was a longtime member of the Moline Baptist Church and of the Heritage Baptist Church in Kentwood.
He was Bible teacher and treasurer at Wealthy Park Baptist Church for 35 years until 2005 when Pastor Bo Moore from Heritage Baptist Church invited him to join his church at Heritage Baptist Church in 2005 to serve in the deaf ministry.
Even before he passed away at his mother's home, many people sent messages of appreciation on his Facebook page.
Helen Coop wrote, "I am so thankful that I was given the honor and privilege of knowing Allen. It seems that in just a short while, Allen is going to hear for the first time — and what a beautiful sound it will be — the voice of our Dear Savior!"
Tammy Miller Thomas wrote, "Love you Allen Armintrout. You will be missed, but I know you will enjoy your crown of jewels in Heaven."
Her father, Tom Miller of Moline, was a longtime friend and fellow church member at Moline Baptist.
"So glad I had the chance to visit with Allen in the hospital, to be able to see his great smile and chat for just a short while again," Miller wrote. "He is such a man of God and it has been an honor to know him all my years."
Gilbert Branagan wrote, "I have had wonderful memories with Allen for many years since 1970. He was a humble Christian with love to everybody. I miss him as our deaf camp board member and his presence in our Deaf Men's Bible Study every Monday night."
Jackie Fordham Heyboer wrote, "So glad he's not in pain. Love that brother in the Lord."
Ellen Norbey Hiesrodt wrote, "I worked with Allen in Allegan (for the State of Michigan) and have been watching his Facebook page for information on his condition. I'm so sorry to hear the end is near, but I know he is going to a much better place."
Joanie Parker Culver, another long-time friend and fellow Wayand High School graduate, wrote, "Prayers are going out for him. I'm so sad."
Rachel Arnold wrote, "I remember when my family and I were going through hard times and Allen and his parents would take us out to eat or have fun. I love Allen so much and he is like family to me. He will be dearly missed, but at least he will be able to hear soon and meet God!"
Jahan Peace wrote, "I had a pleasure of meeting this wonderful man, he always was in a good mood when I saw him. I will miss him. The Michigan Deaf community wouldn't be the same without him. My heart and thoughts goes out to his family and friends."
Amber R. Peak, a relative, wrote, "Soon he will be in Heaven with his Father and father and he will be able to hear his father's voice for the first time ever!"
Allen Armintrout's father died in 2010.
Cousin Andrea Armintrout wrote, "You were an incredible person who overcame all odds to lead an amazing life with so many friends and family. I wish you so much peace now that you are at rest, and may you finally be able to hear the beautiful sounds that have been amiss from your life. You will be missed and loved by so many still here."
Rebekah Bolt, after visiting him in the hospital earlier this month, wrote, "I was blessed today to see Allen Armintrout. He's such a sweet, Godly man… Joshua Bruce Phocian Long and I stopped by for a short visit. We are praying for him and his family during this time! He is blessed to have his mom be there with him and help care for him."
Lindsay Louise Cornwell wrote, "I am so thankful that I got to know my dear friend, Allen Armintrout. He always gives me big hugs at deaf chat, and was always so kind and so patient with my signing. When I told him I was going to LCC to become an interpreter, he was so happy and really encouraged me. I'm really going to miss him.
"Allen, you are a wonderful person. You remind me so much of my late dad, who I know will be so eager to meet you. I am so grateful that I got the chance to know you, Allen, and I'm dedicating my future sign language career to you, because you are one of the people who inspired me."
David Vanderkolk wrote, "We should be thankful for having a wonderful friend like Allen Armintrout. Like a prism that the light shines through and radiant throughout the room, a wise Godly man like Allen allow God's light to shine through him by setting an example as humble being, generous, kindness, loving, and caring man.
"We will be sad to see him go and we will miss him greatly but rejoice he will be with Jesus soon. When we all see Jesus, we will see Allen and our brother and sister in Christ. Then let us therefore be glad and rejoice in the Lord. God's timing is perfect and He is in control."
Scott DeBolt wrote, "Allen, you have always been such a wonderful person, always friendly and always loving a conversation. Thank you so much for your patience and wonderful support as I learned slowly how to sign."
Kathleen Fisher Edwards wrote, "Allen, It is unbelievable how many lives you've touched, including mine. You are a spiritual giant! Well done, good and faithful servant."
Alana VanSolkema Palmer wrote, "You always have a smile on your face and never miss an opportunity to extend a ‘hello' or kind gesture. You are a positive man and an example of humbleness. Thank you for being you — the special person God made you — and know that we are thinking of you."
Shelly Allison wrote, "Allen, you are a treasure to our whole family! I will forever be touched by your kindness, interest in our kids, conversations, your more than happy all the time attitude, only to name a few of the many ways you have blessed us! Our hearts are heavy at the news of your illness and we are praying for you every day."
A time for relatives and friends to visit with Allen's family will be from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services in Dorr, 4330 18th St. A service celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Moline Baptist Church, with Pastor Stan Veldt and Pastor Shane VandeVrede officiating. Interment will be at Dorr Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Moline Baptist Church or the Heritage Baptist Church.
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