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Dear Jill,

I don't think I have ever known any two people who have travelled together to so many places and loved cruises as much as you two did. Whenever I saw Jim in the office, I always asked what extravagant place have you two been since his last visit or where are you going next. In spite of the progression of his cancer, he was a determined man to still work, travel and above all care for his loving

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Posted by: Mary Pat Forkin - Carmel, IN   Feb 10, 2013

I feel very fortunate to have had your family as my neighbors and dear friends for so many years. I will miss Jim's friendly wave, hello and smile that I am used to almost daily as Lucy greeted him with her bark and wagging tail. His positive attitude and drive to enjoy life has been an inspiration to many of us. My prayers are with each of you. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Nancy Luter - Carmel, IN - friend   Feb 08, 2013

Jill and family,

Please accept my sincere condolences. I have many fond memories of my friendship with Jim in high school and am sorry at his passing.


Kurt Johnson

Posted by: Kurt Johnson - Arlington Heights, IL - Friend   Feb 07, 2013

Dear Jill, Brett, and Julie,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My love and prayers go out to you, Jill, as you say goodbye to the love of your life, and Brett and Julie, as you had an awesome dad in Jim.

Posted by: Cathy Conroy Smiley - Westminster, CO - Friend, Joliet East HS   Feb 02, 2013

Dear Allen Family -

Please accept my condolences on your loss. I hope you find some measure of comfort in the good memories you have of Jim.

I have had the pleasure of working on Jim's team for 15 years. Jim has been an amazing leader to our team and mentor to so many of us. Jim supported and protected our team, challenged us individually to be creative, assisted us in our professional growth, and regularly acknowledged our contributions. Jim always

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Posted by: Laurie Galvin - Marlboro, MA   Feb 01, 2013

I had the pleasure of knowing Jim for 12 years. Jim always told me how much he and Jill loved to travel and particularly on cruises. I will miss getting feedback on their many trips and to our french lessons.

My thoughts & prayers are with his family at this time. Bonsoir mon amie, a la prochaine.

Posted by: Annette Bourque - Moncton,NB Canada - business associate/friend   Feb 01, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jim was a wonderful leader, and motivator. I had the privilege of working for Jim the last 5 years and know that I was under the best leadership in this industry.

He will be truly missed.

Posted by: Dolores Wright - San Antonio, TX   Feb 01, 2013

Jim always was and always will be an inspiration to us all to work hard and strive to be the best that we can be. That is a special gift that each of us will have forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jill and the rest of the family during this difficult time.

Posted by: Bethany Jaeger - Charlotte, NC - employee   Feb 01, 2013

My heart is sad! Jim and I were friends from 1st grade on! May his journey continue in love, light, health and peace and may Jill and the family feel his love forever! Jill, I'm sorry I can't get there for the service but my heart is with you today! Hugs and love, Debbie Cold Olson

Posted by: Debbie Cold Olson - Shorewood, IL - Friend   Feb 01, 2013

I have had the pleasure of working for Jim for the last 10 years. He has shaped and guided each of us and we are all better having known him. What a great leader and mentor he has always been. He will be deeply missed and I will be lifting your family up in prayer at this very difficult time.

Always Grateful,

Laura Gray

Posted by: Laura A. Gray - Hoschton, GA - employee   Feb 01, 2013