Allen A. Lochner, 70, of Dubuque, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 28 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Peosta, where there will be a visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Centralia where military honors will be accorded.
Allen was born on January 4, 1947 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin to Norbert and Geraldine (Huilman) Lochner. He served in the Vietnam era from 1966-68 as a heavy equipment operator in the United States Army. On May 25, 1968, he married Janice (Jan) Finzel at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque.
Allen began his work career at age 16 as truck driver and cheesemaker for Holy Cross Dairy. After returning from the Army, he went back into farming until his death. He retired from Prairie Farms in the fall of 2013. He most recently was employed at McClain Excavating. His life’s work, however, was as a dairy farmer. That was his pride and joy.
He was a member of the Iowa, Midwest Clubs, and National Ayrshire Breeders Association, Dubuque County Dairy Promotion, and Tri-County Sheep Producers.
He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
Surviving is his wife Jan; their children Christa Knapp of Dubuque, Martina (Chris) Willey of Allerton, IA, Jenifer (Bill) Lewis of Onslow, IA, and Jay Michael (significant other Steph Heinsius) Lochner of Olin, IA; grandchildren Clay, Sam, Grace, Carlen, Riley, and Riana; four step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; siblings Janice (Dick) Markus, Ruth (Mike) Hubbard, and Doris (David) Hoffmann; and mother in law Mildred Finzel.
He was preceded in death by parents; grandparents; and father in law Norbert Finzel.
The family requests no flowers.
Egelhof Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd, is in charge of arrangements.
To leave online condolences please visit egelhofsiegertcasper.com.
Allen’s family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Engelman and his nurse Sarah, The Oncology nurses and Hospice of Dubuque along with their nurse Melissa, Heather and Amy. Thank you also to a couple for their care and help the last few months.