Allen E. Lefevre, 77, of Lake Gage, Indiana died at his home Saturday evening February 27, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.
A long-time lake quality activist, he was born to Harold and Mabel (Harper) Lefevre in Muncie on September 11, 1938. He lettered in two sports for the Dunkirk, Indiana High School Speedcats. He married the love of his life, Betty Barnett, from nearby Redkey, Indiana on November 30, 1958.
Allen graduated with a degree in accounting from Ball State University in 1960 and immediately began his career with Dana Corporation. In a career that spanned nearly forty years, he served in numerous capacities and in several states for the company. He retired in 1999 and spent his summers at Lake Gage and winters in Cleveland, Tennessee.
He served as President of the Lake Gage-Lime Lake Association for 11 years and led fights to protect water quality, restore wetlands and to prevent a contained area feeding operation from being built near the lakes. He was especially proud of his efforts to support the Orland Volunteer Fire and Rescue.
Allen is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Lefevre of Angola; sons Perry (Judy) Lefevre of Toledo, Ohio and Brian Lefevre of Gulfport, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Sydney (Lee) Lefevre, Rachael Lefevre and Matthew (Zoe) Lefevre.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Duane Lefevre and sister Regina Jones.
A funeral service will be at 12 Noon on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 10-12 Noon on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Private family burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Indiana at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be donated to the Orland Volunteer Fire and Rescue or the Steuben County Lakes Council.
You may sign the guestbook at www.weichtfh.com
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