PLATTE CENTER -- Allen G. Babel, 59, of Platte Center, formerly of Lindsay, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Platte Center.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay, with a 7 p.m. rosary. Private family interment will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Allen G. Babel was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Norfolk, to Harold and Geraldine (Paprocki) Babel. Harold passed away in 1966 and Geraldine married Richard Preister who raised Allen as his own son. Allen graduated from Newman Grove High School and went to work for Lindsay Manufacturing for a number of years. He later worked with his dad Richard on the family farm. Allen was a certified welder and did welding jobs for people working out of his shop in Platte Center. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his greatest passion was refurbishing Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Allen is survived by parents Geraldine and Richard Preister of Lindsay, brother Kenneth (Shirley) Babel of Columbus, brother Larry Babel of Plainview, sister Judy (Dan) Lucht of Yankton, South Dakota, brother John “JP” Preister of Lindsay, sister Kris (Mark) Stock of St. Edward and numerous nieces and nephews.
Allen was preceded in death by father Harold Babel.
Arrangements through Duesman Funeral Home of Humphrey.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.