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Allen Bess

Obituary of Allen Martin Bess

Allen Martin Bess was born in Trenton, Michigan on October 20, 1975, to the union of Robert and Bonnie (Sutherland) Bess.   He graduated in 1994 obtaining his High School Diploma from Ida High School. On October 18, 2014, Allen, was joined in marriage to the love of his life, the former Annette Marquez.   He worked as a maintenance man for Metro Housing performing apartment renovations. 

 

Allen always considered himself to be the Detroit Lions number 1 fan supporting the team through thick and thin.  Annette quickly learned the sport of football through Allen’s love of the game.  Working on vehicles was second nature to Allen and he proudly working on his Dodge Ram truck.   He loved to remodel and renovate bicycles and would often fix the neighborhood children’s bikes for them, but most of all Allen loved going for rides on his Suzuki motorcycle.  Allen enjoyed spending time with his father and grandfather sitting around savoring different cigars.   Allen was blessed with a beautiful voice and among his many hobbies included singing karaoke especially songs like “Fly” by Sugar Ray and “Lola Montez” by Volbeat.   He enjoyed fishing for any species of fish, playing Black Ops Borderlands with his brothers, watching history documentaries and became a self-proclaimed “History Buff” remembering the dates of numerous historical events. He loved watching Marvel and DC comic movies. A very handy person, Allen, could fix, build, or invent anything from nothing.   He loved dogs especially his rescue dog, a three-legged American Bulldog “Petie”.   He loved watching and supporting his stepdaughter:  Aleeya during her softball playing days and was her biggest fan.  Allen loved food and some of his favorites were beef chimichangas, fish and chips, Mediterranean foods like lamb and hummus and loved his superman and strawberry ice cream!  Allen and Annette would often watch cooking shows like Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen then Allen would try and recreate the food at home. 

 

Allen was known for his easy-going personality, how he never worried about what others thought of him, his willingness to lend a helping hand, and his unique ability to always make others smile.   He was a gentle soul with a big heart, and these traits are what all who had the privilege to know him will certainly miss the most. 

 

Allen Bess, age 45, of Rockwood, Michigan passed away on Monday; June 21, 2021, at Beaumont Hospital in Trenton, Michigan. His passing was preceded by his mother:  Bonnie Bess and his grandmother. 

To cherish his memory, he leaves his beloved wife: Annette; two daughters: Breanne Bess and Bridgette (Hunter) Burns; two step-daughters:  Jessica and Aleeya Roberts; his father and step mother:  Robert and Sara Bess; two brothers; Jason (Tonya) Bess and Matthew (Sarah) Bess; half-sisters; Karina Pitchford and Evie Campbell; one uncle; John Bess and one aunt: Darcy Simmans; one nephew: Sammy Bess; three nieces:  Lily, Emma, and Quinn Bess and granddaughter: Hazel Burns and his faithful companion:  “Petie”. 

 

Friends may gather on Thursday; June 24, 2021, from 2:00pm to 8:00 pm at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe, 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070.  Friends may also gather on Friday; June 25, 2021, from 10:00am until A Celebration of His Life at 11:00am also at Merkle’s with Pastor Roy Southerland officiating.   Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle, Michigan.   

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Allen Family.   Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo at www.merklefs.com. 

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Thursday
24
June

Gathering for Family and Friends

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan, United States
(734) 241-7070
Friday
25
June

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, June 25, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service - South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan, United States
(734) 241-7070
Friday
25
June

In State

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, June 25, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe , Michigan, United States
734-241-7070
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