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Roger Allen

June 20, 1928 – January 5, 2013

January 5th, 2013 is the day on my calendar that is always sad. It was the day that I said good-bye to my father as he passed from this world. No more hugs, can’t pick up the phone and hear his always cheerful voice. He founded The Rockford Squire and then in 1988, The Cedar Springs Post. I took over operations of The Post in 1989.

It was hard. I, along with my mother, worked very long hours, putting out a newspaper every week. When I was having a bad day and feeling overwhelmed, I would pick up the phone call my dad. He would always be there and had a way of making it o.k. He was a great dad and when his time was nearly over, I had the chance to tell him that he was “…the greatest dad in the world.” He smiled. I cried. Miss you dad. Miss your slightly off sense of humor, your weekly column, your advice, your love, and especially your hugs. 

Your daughter

Lois Allen

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