He was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 8, 1931, to Raymond and Flora (Petry) Deeter. On Aug. 31, 1952, he married Joan George. She survives.
He was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren. Allen was a professor of religion and philosophy at Manchester University for 40 years and administrator of Brethren Colleges Abroad for 24 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Manchester College, Master of Divinity from Bethany Seminary and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He did post graduate work at Harvard University and Phillips University, Marburg, Germany. He was one of the first peace studies majors at graduate from Manchester College and later directed the Peace Studies program at Manchester College. He was the recipient of the Manchester College Alumni Honor Award, received on Honorary Doctorate from Bridgewater College, and authored two published books, Heirs of A Promise and Toyohiko Kagawa. He loved sports and was a life long Cincinnati Reds fan. Allen also enjoyed playing softball and basketball and his vacations were usually spent fishing
He is survived by three sons: Michael Deeter, Milwaukee, Wis.; Dan (Jamie Marfurt) Deeter, Granger, Ind.; and David (Serena Sheldon) Deeter, Lake Forest, Calif.; seven grandchildren: Paul, Elena and Stephen Deeter; Ryan and Jennifer Deeter; and Michelle and Alex Deeter.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 18, at the Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley St., North Manchester. The family will receive friends following the service. Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to Endowment For Peace Studies Chair, c/o Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave. North Manchester, IN 46962 or Allen C. Deeter Brethren College Abroad Scholarship Endowment c/o Community Foundation of Wabash County, PO Box 7, North Manchester, IN 46962.
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