Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Allen R. Cassens
Allen R. Cassens of Edwardsville, Illinois died on Friday, June 13, 2014, at his home. He was 77.
Allen was Chairman of Cassens Corporation. He served on many boards including Southern Illinois University Foundation, McKendree College, TheBank of Edwardsdville, and Allison’s Friends of Hope. Allen was born July 22, 1936, in Granite City the son of the later Arnold H. and Clara (Strohmeier) Cassens. He married Linda (Cohn) Braly on September 25, 1969, in Hamel, Illinois.
Besides his wife Linda, Allen is survived by two sons, Jeff Cassens and wife Kris of Summerville, and Doug Braly and wife Angela of Indianapolis, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by three daughters, Deborah Braly, Jill Butcher, and Allison Cassens Hutchinson and a sister, Audrey Carlton.
Allen was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Automobile Transportation Labor Division for decades. He was extremely active in numerous national contract negotiations as well as arbitration. He was an avid flyer having many type ratings from helicopters to P-51 Mustangs. He loved traveling, music, dancing, photography, boating, and was an antique car collector.
Allen served in the U.S. Army Reserves at Ft. Leonardwood.
Services were held June 17 at the LeClaire Christian Church with Kent Schuette officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.
The family requests memorials be given to Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1100, Dallas, Texas.
Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com. Weber and Rodney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.