Thomas E. Allen Jr.

Thomas E. Allen Jr., 71, of Vermillion, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Sanford Centennial Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.

Tom was born March 22, 1942 in Cleveland, OH, to Thomas and Cecelia (Laccheo) Allen. He attended schools in Ohio receiving his doctorate degree. He married Sharon Krug on Jan. 24, 1991.

He was a Criminal Justice Professor at the University of South Dakota Law School and retired in 2008 after more than 40 years with the school.

He is survived by his stepchildren, Corey (Kristen) Thie and Chris (Dawn) Thie, all of Sioux Falls; grandchildren, Aiden, Addison, Eden and Caden.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

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