Allan R. Straten

  • Died: September 8, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Allan R. Straten, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on July 13, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Thomas and Mary (Egan) Straten, and was raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. Allan was a graduate of Demarest H.S. in Hoboken, NJ and a graduate of Defiance College, in Defiance, Ohio with a bachelor's degree. Allan taught for 25 years in Hoboken, NJ and was a substitute teacher in Fort Wayne Community Schools for 15 years. He was an assistant football coach at Hoboken High School for 10 years and head football coach for 4 years. Allan enjoyed golf, music, sports of all kinds particularly football. He was a past member and vice president of the Hoboken Rotary Club and the Cherry Hill Golf Club. He was also a president of the Yellow Jacket Records. Allan is survived by his wife of 34 years Sylvia Grogg; step-son, Mike (Anna) Wildermuth; step-daughter, Amy (Dan) Bulger; step-grandchildren, Andrew, Madeleine, Isabella, Trace, Shaelen, and Maris; brother, Dennis (Barbara) Straten; and nieces and nephews, Thomas (Meredith) Straten, Marybeth Straten, Dennis Straten, Brian Straten, Mark Straten, Michelle (Joey) Matesic, Sandra (Brian) Schaefer, Ricky (Donna) Saltarelli, Anthony Saltarelli, Debbie (Charles) Meisch, and Barbara (David) Hall. Also preceding him in passing are his brother, Thomas Straten; and sister, Sophie Saltarelli. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church on 7215 St. Joe Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Funeral home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815 with a Rosary service beginning at 7:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be left online at