Allen Silverthorn Jr., 97, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Lincoln Haven.
He was born July 16, 1926, and raised in Harrisville, MI, to Allen & Bernice (Baker) Silverthorn.
He served in WWII, in the Navy. He returned to Alcona County and worked for Alcona County Road Commission for 42 Years. He loved horses and was a member of the Iosco County Sheriff’s Posse for a few years. He was a member of Mikado Calvary Baptist Church for many years.
On June 12, 1954, he married is loving & caring wife, Bertha (Waldeck). They were married for 69 years. They had two beautiful children, Douglas & Ellen Marie (Sis).
After retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two special grandsons, Allen and Dalton.
Allen is survived by his wife Bertha; his loving daughter & son-in- law, Ellen (Allen) VanDenBoom; special grandsons Allen (Courtney) VanDenBoom and Dalton VanDenBoom; Brother-in-law Jack Brittain; Sister-in-laws Yvonne Waldeck and Ann Silverthorn; And several nieces & nephews.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents; Special son Douglas; Brothers George & Glynn Silverthorn; Sister-in-laws Eunice (Goddard) Silverthorn and Pauline (Waldeck) Brittain; Brother-in-law Donald Waldeck.
Service to be at Calvary Baptist Church, Mikado, MI, Friday, November 3, 2023. Viewing from 10:00am-11:00am, service at 11:00am. Arrangements made by Gillies Funeral Home.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Allen Silverthorn Jr., please visit our flower store.