Allen Brandenstein, 82, of Carmi, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his home in Carmi. He was born on November 17, 1938 in New Harmony, IN the son of Harold and Evelyn (Shoemake) Brandenstein. Allen served in the United States Army from January 14, 1958 to November 4, 1960. He married Christene Sexton on October 30, 1965 and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2012. Allen worked for Whirlpool in Evansville, Indiana for many years. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family.
Allen is survived by his daughters Kari Brandenstein of Carmi, IL. and Kim Martinez of Evansville, IN.; a granddaughter, Josie Martinez; half-siblings, Russell Brandenstein, Ina Kay Holland and Diana Powell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy Brandenstein, Darrell Sexton, Sue and Dean Gilbert, Jan Sexton and Sandy Sexton; along with many special nieces and nephews, He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold Brandenstein and Evelyn Rogers; step-mother, Jean Brandenstein; a sister, Ramona Welker; and two brothers, Carl and Gerald Brandenstein.
Funeral services for Allen Brandenstein, will be private with Reverend Kenny Rager officiating. Burial will be at White County Memorial Garden with full military honors by the Carmi American Legion and VFW. Stendeback Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.