Joseph L. Allen Sr., age 77, of Crete, IL. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Allen nee Wilson. Loving father of Lauren (Tony) Allen and the late Joseph Allen Jr. Dear grandfather of Matthew and Megan Allen. Fond brother of Theora Allen. Retired Foreman at the Welded Tube of America Company in Calumet City. Visitation and Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 9, from 1 pm until time of service at 4pm at the Ryan Funeral Home 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood. Interment private. In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the “Wounded Warriors” at www.woundedwarriors.org.