Allen Arthur Hoel, 72, died on Nov. 13, 2014 at Transitions Rehabilitation Center in Chippewa Falls.
Allen was born Aug. 20, 1942 to Allen E. Hoel and Laura St. Aubin Hoel.
He attended school at Cleveland Center and graduated from Cornell High School where he was the valedictorian of the Class of 1960. He attended the University of Wisconsin and NHLA Inspector Training School in Memphis, Tennessee.
Allen worked at Caterpillar Corporation in Aurora, Illinois. He returned to the Town of Cleveland to run the family farm from 1972 through 1982. He then was employed as a lumber grader and foreman at Simpson Lumber in St. Joseph, Missouri. He retired to Wisconsin in 2011.
He was an avid fan of the Packers and Badgers and enjoyed reading and gardening. He had a talent for writing and will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of puns. After all, seven days without a pun makes one weak.
Allen served on the Cornell School Board for many years and was a founding member of the Cleveland Historical Society.
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He was preceded in death by: his parents; son Timothy Hoel; and brother Raymond Hoel.
Allen is survived by: his sons, Mark Hoel of Holcombe and Danny Hoel of Cornell; his brothers, Tom Hoel of Altoona, Bill (Barbara) Hoel of Germantown, Tennessee and David Hoel of Cornell; sisters Cheryl (Mike) Beighley, Suzanne (Bruce) Hartzell and Mary Hoel (Mark Robarge), all of Cornell; and sister-in-law Donna Hoel of Cornell; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his good friend, Bonnie Callaway, of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Memorial visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Borton-Leiser Funeral Home in Cornell. Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of life at the Cornell American Legion Hall at 6 p.m. that evening.
Express online condolences at www.bortonleiserfuneralhome.com.