Funeral services for Ernest Earl Allen were held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center, with Pastor Mike Maddick officiating. Marva Tolson provided special music. Ernie's grandchildren were his pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Allen, Mr. and Mrs. John Byerly, and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lazard. Guests were present from Trinity Lutheran Church, Iowa River Hospice, and Fisher Controls. Ernie was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery, State Center. Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with caring for Ernie and his family.