Hugh Butch Allin

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Hugh Butch Allin, 78, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Deckerville and Bay City, our loving, giving, gregarious, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019, with his family by his side. Butch was born on August 31, 1940 in Detroit, the son of the late Hugh Woolman Allin and Laura (Davis) Allin. Butch graduated from Deckerville High School in 1958 and went on to answer the call of his country, serving in the U.S. Army for two years. Butch attended mortuary school in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and worked as a licensed funeral director prior to becoming a registered nurse. In addition to working as a mortician and registered nurse, Butch held over 84 jobs, he was a small business owner, the Mayor of Deckerville, milk man, farmer, school bus driver, truck driver, and handy man – always willing to help others. On October 11, 1998, Butch married the love of his life, the former Christine Revette in Reno, Nevada. He belonged to the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and was an AA fellowship of 34 years. Those who knew Butch will forever remember him of his love for camping, playing solitaire, driving his grandson’s corvette, taking motorcycle rides, traveling, family vacations to Florida, and above all being with his family and grandchildren – they were the light of his life. Butch will be missed dearly and lovingly remembered for generations to come. Butch leaves to carry on his legacy, his wife of 21 years, Christine; children, Kathleen (Martin J. Woods) Allin, Karen Garner CW3 Chief Warrant Officer 3, Jayme (Kerri) Johnson, Adam Johnson, and Shannon (Scott) Umphrey; special son-in-law, Thomas (Jody) O’Bee; grandchildren, Michelle (Justin Kritzman) O’Bee, Mallory O’Bee, Macey O’Bee, Carson Garner, Thomas O’Bee, Griffin Johnson, Maxwell Johnson, Kasia Johnson, Connor Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Aidan Umphrey, Avery Umphrey, and Amelia Grace Umphrey; great-grandchildren, Mason Bennett and one on the way; sister, Helene Renaud; in-laws, Nancy (Thomas) Cortner, Barbara (Daniel) Anthony, Jan Revette, Denise (Ollie) LaFray, Daniel (Jill) Revette, and Marybeth (Michael) Fleming; special niece and nephew, Sheryl Jankowski and Anthony Jankowski, along with several other nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Butch was welcomed home to heaven by the mother of his children, Jean (Shank) Allin; step-mother, Helen (Morrison) Allin; sister, Marjorie Jo Jankowski, and brothers-in-law, Jack Renaud and Darrell Revette. Butch’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM until the time of his 6:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the wishes of the family or the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. My good friend, You taught me much. I will miss your text messages every morning. You made me feel special, and that’s what you liked to do to people. Until we meet again. I’m gonna miss your kindness and love. Thanks for always being there. Love ya Buddy ?? Barry

  2. Sad to hear of Butch’s passing. We met in the room’s and respected each other. I relocated back to California June 2016 and lost touch with Butch since he wasn’t computer savvy. I was informed of his illness by mutual friends though. I believe in the power of pray and prayed frequently for Butch. Grateful to hear he had years with family and friends in his own home. Please know I am praying for healing of your hearts, these next years will be hard. I too lost a family member to cancer 2 years ago Paul Griffus of Bay City, my brother in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you, God bless. 209/448-8388 if you need to talk, I am a good listener.
    Beverlee Craig
    Turlock, California

  3. So very sorry for your loss. Enjoyed many years of working with Butch and his humor! He always had a smile on his face and a willing hand to help out! RIP my friend!

    Cheryl Jurgess

  4. So sorry to hear this, Kathy and Karen. We knew Butch first as neighbors and Curt knew him through funeral home. You two girls were at our house all the time! Years later we reconnected as nurses. Great guy and quite a character. Many good memories. Hugs.

  5. Death is a heartache no one can heal
    Love is a memory no one can steal
    Let’s keep in our hearts the wonderful memories of Butch.
    He was a kind and friendly guy who always had a smile and a
    Hello for everyone. He always called us by name.
    We will truly miss him.

    Our prayers go out to his family.

    Fred & Bryna Adani

  6. Hugh and my brother Bob Noble were very good friends,so sorry to hear of his passing. I was 10 years younger, but I can still remember what great they all used to have. Sadly Bob died in 2008. I’m sure their talking about old times on the other side. My deepest sympathy to all his loved ones.

  7. Chris, so sorry to hear of Butch passing. Have many great memories of working with both of you. He will missed.

  8. I worked with Butch for many years at the VA in Saginaw in Nursing Home 1. While the job had it’s challenges it was made more fun with Butch at our side in the trenches with us. So sorry to hear of his loss. RIP, Butch.

  9. Deepest condolences to Butch’s entire family. We didn’t know him well but were part of his IW family .. lot 151

  10. Kathy and Karen,
    I’m sorry for your loss. I loved your dad he was a great man. I wish I could be there for both of you. My love and prayers to all of you.

  11. Butch my friend and coworker you will be greatly missed! Best RN I have ever had the privilege to work with! Fair winds and following seas my friend!

  12. Chris and family, please know my love and prayers are with you all in saying farewell to this most beloved man.

  13. Butch was a great friend of me and my husband Bill Phelps. I will long remember him and pray for the family. butch is now in heaven with my Bill and they are talking up a storm about their wonderful days in Forester.

  14. My heartfelt sympathy to all of Butch’s family and friends who mourn.He will be greatly missed by all his friends at IWCA in Florida.My sincerest condolences.Carol Kagerer

  15. Chris, Shannon and family,

    We were shocked to hear of Butch’s passing, though as I think back I remember him confiding in me that he did have cancer. Both of us had several interactions with Butch, an all around great guy. Really struck me hard. A donation will be made to the American Cancer Society on Butch’s behalf. Our prayers are with you in these times of turmoil. May his memories warm your hearts.

  16. Sincere condolences for Christine and family. Butch was a nice man who extended a helping hand to many. He was a shining asset within the IW community where I met him.

  17. Please accept this donation in honor of family friend Hugh Butch Allin, formerly of Deckerville, MI.

  18. Of the 800 some souls perpetually in Deckerville, FEW have been so well remembered and LIKED as Butch Allin. Always with a smile on his face, always ready to lend a helping hand. Butch could light up a room, and he often did. You will be well remembered and missed, Butch! R.I.P.

  19. I basically only knew Butch through the bowling alley because mom (Ada Brabant) continued to work there when he bought it. I also still came in after school events to the restaurant to help with the crowd of people that always hit. But I think one of the things that impressed me most after all those years of “just liking him” was that he came to the Open House for mom’s 100th Birthday in Deckerville. He stopped and talked with me a bit and he said he just could not let her celebration go by without coming to see her. He was just that kind of a guy….

  20. To Butch’s loved ones,

    May God grant you peace of heart in greatest time of sorrow, loss. Butch will be miss by all who loved him, wife, family and friends. There will be a great hole in our lives. Our loss is one of Gods angel’s now. Good by old friend we love you.

  21. Chris, so sorry. Thinking of you. Butch was such a nice man and always willing to lend a hand. Many memories from our Hampton Lake Drive days.

  22. You were a spark of energy from the first time I met you. Your energy and optimism was contagious. Although I only knew you a few short months, it was easy to figure out just how big your heart was. I hope your family and friends find love and peace knowing just how much you loved them, the people around and you, and life itself.

  23. Hi Chris, I’m sorry for the loss of Butch, he was a great nurse and a good friend, alot of good memories from the VA, prayers for you and your family.

  24. It was my pleasure to call Butch my friend. He always had a kind word and a big smile every time he saw me. May God Bless him and find comfort for his family.

  25. The Allins were close family friends way those many years ago. I am at this moment sitting at the library table given to my father by “Uncle” Hugh, and to me by Daddy in the late 60’s. His step-mother, Helen, and his sister, Helene, and occasionally, Butch, spent many holidays, and Sunday dinners at our home. Helen always made and brought yeast rolls that were to die for. Patricia Clements March 14, 2020 at 2:03 PM

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