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Allen L. Letson, Sr.

November 10, 1962 ~ November 18, 2022 (age 60)
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Allen “Big Al” Letson, Sr., 60, of South Bend, passed away in his sleep at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. Allen was born to Ussery “Ernie” and Judy (Channell) Letson in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Allen was married to Elizabeth “Beth” Suzanne (Stevens) Letson.

He is survived by his wife, Beth (Stevens) Letson; his three children, Ashley (Billy) Sells of South Bend, Amber (Curtis Railing) Letson of South Bend, and Allen (Ashley) Letson, Jr. of Mishawaka. He is also survived by his thirteen grandchildren, Tobias, Mason, Owen, Aiden, Paisley, Harper, Adaleine, Courtney, Skyler, Eric, Mackenzie, Grace, Taylor (Kaleb Martinez) Sells; great grandson, Kingsley; sister, Susan Letson; and his brother, David Letson.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Ussery Letson and Judy (Channell) Letson.

Allen’s hobbies included gardening, leather work, metal & resin casting. He enjoyed being with friends and family as often as possible. He also spent many years traveling for work as the owner of Graphic F/X LLC in Bremen, Indiana, retiring in 2013.

Family and friends may gather with the family from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46615. Contributions in memory of Allen “Big Al” Letson, Sr. may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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November 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - River Park
2528 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615

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Allen Letson, Sr.

November 10, 1962-November 18, 2022

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