In Memory of Rev. Allen Johannes
Allen Bruce Johannes age 93 of Clifton, passed away on June 18, 2021 in Clifton, Texas under the care of Sunset Hospice.
Memorial services will be held on July 3, 2021 at 1 P.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton. Pastor Don Wright will officiate.
Allen Bruce Johnannes was born in Niagara Falls, New York on December 16, 1927 to William and Viola Kingston Johannes. He moved to Galveston, Texas in 1948 and while there affiliated with First Lutheran Church and became active in church activities. The next move was to attend Texas Lutheran College (University) and started preparation for the ministry. There in the year of the great flood in Seguin and covered with mud he met Betty Sue Urban whom he married on August 1, 1954. Allen graduated from Texas Lutheran in 1958. The couple moved to Columbus, Ohio where he attended and graduated from Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary (Trinity) with ordination on June 16, 1962. He served the following congregation: Cat Spring; Haskell; Maxwell; Lockhart; Comfortl Warrenton/Waldeck; Faith, Meridian; and St. Peter, Malone. Many long lasting friendships developed in these churches including youth at the time who have commented on the positive impact he had on their lives.
Family includes two children, Laura and Eric; son-in-law, The Rev. Michael Vaughan; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Sue Johannes; and sister, Faye Johannes Spieler.
He enjoyed camping, hiking, photography, and multimedia presentations. In retirement, he and Betty did extensive genealogy research and met many newfound relatives along the way.
Allen was very involved in the community:
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton, Lutheran Sunset Home in Clifton or charity of your choice.
Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.
We remember Rev. Johannes' family in our prayers and trust that the promise of the Resurrection is true and sure.
Bishop Sue Briner