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Allen Lee Baron

February 26, 1940 — January 26, 2023

Owosso

     Allen Lee Baron, age 82, of Owosso, MI, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Portland Assisted Living with his family by his side.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI, at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, with Mrs. Carol Kusnier officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Allen was born in Owosso, Michigan on February 26, 1940, the son of Louis W. and Mary E. (Kadera) Baron.  He graduated from Chesaning High School with the class of 1958.  On January 19, 1963, Allen married Carrie Roe Bates at the Chapin United Methodist Church. They just celebrated their 60th anniversary.  Carrie was the love of his life.

     Allen worked for General Motors for over 35 years, retiring in 2000.  He was a lifetime member of the Elsie Masonic Lodge #238 joining in 1962, served as Worshipful Master in 1974.  He was a novice photographer, an experienced hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed wood working and working on cars. He was an avid fan of MSU, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and his grandchildren's sporting events.  He loved to cook and made the best dumplings and apple pie ever.

     Allen's nickname was "Big Al".  Everything about his personality was big.  He filled our world with his smile, his laughter, his love, his kindness and generosity.  This was Dad's heart!

     He is survived by his wife of 60 years Carrie, three children: Shelly (Leonard) Torrealba of Altadena, CA, Allan Baron II of Lake Odessa, MI, and Lisa (Michael) Allswede of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren: Nicolas (Jessica) Baron, Jenna Baron, Eli Allswede, Marz Allswede, and Katrina Torrealba; four great grandchildren: Nathan, Lukas, Roann, and Vinny; two sisters-in-law: Shirley Baron and Kathy Goldman Lemke; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Louis Baron, mother Mary (Carl) Goldman Sr., grandson Cody Baron, two brothers: Louis Baron and Carl Goldman Jr.; and infant sister Lucelle.

     Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Burial

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Riverside Cemetery

Upton Rd, Elsie, MI 48831

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