November 20, 2019

Allen L. Deline

Died Oct. 26, 2019


Allen Laverne Deline, 86, of South Branch, formerly of Romulus, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, with family by his side at home.

Allen was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Davison to the late Claude and Estella (Randalle) Deline. He joined the U.S. Army after leaving high school, serving from Nov. 15, 1949, to Oct. 7, 1953, during the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge he began his longtime career with General Motors as an inspector, retiring in 1985. He then moved to the South Branch area to enjoy retirement. Allen enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, gardening, lawn mowing, wood splitting, building homes and snow plowing.

Allen is survived by his children, Katherine (Scott) Maichele, Kurtis (Carol) Deline, Karen Boka, Kristine (John) DeTroyer, Kelly (John) Compton and Karl Deline; grandchildren, Jill and Jayna, Ashley, Elizabeth, Dana, Natalie, Haley and Garrison, Dawn and David, Jeremy and Brandon, and Andrea and Jimmy; great-grandchildren, Britta, Emory, Malcolm and Penelope, Andrew, Anabela and Anthony, Sebastian and Carter, and Madeline, Addison and Amelia; and longtime companion, Beverly Kuschel.

In addition to his parents, Allen was preceded in death by his sisters, Reta, Edna, Gladys, Marie, Mae, Violet, Renis and Connie; and brother, Marshall Claude (Bud).

Visitation for Allen took place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington St., Hale. The funeral ceremony took place at 1 p.m. that afternoon. Interment with military honors was held in Oak Grove Cemetery in South Branch. Online condolences may be offered at


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