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M. Allen Brooner, 67, Jasper

M. Allen Brooner, 67, of Jasper, passed away at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. 

Allen was born in Huntingburg, on June 7, 1953, to Marcus and Rosemary (Watson) Brooner. He was proud of his childhood upbringing in Dale. 

Allen served in the United States Navy from 1971-1975 where he was a hospital corpsman. 

A proud graduate of Indiana University, he received his BS in physical therapy. He later went on to receive his MBA from the University of Indianapolis.  

Allen spent forty years practicing physical therapy. Twenty-four of those years were at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

Allen was an avid runner who enjoyed participating in road races such as the Strassenfest Wetlauf. He enjoyed traveling, music, wine festivals, watching IU basketball, and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Kathi Brooner of Jasper; two daughters, Lesley Brooner of Fishers and Kara (Thomas) Martchek of San Diego, CA; and two sisters, Judy Lindsey and Patricia (Bob) Faunce.

His parents, Marcus and Rosemary Brooner, preceded him in death.

A memorial service for M. Allen Brooner will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at the Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home North Chapel in Jasper. Pastor Dan Sinkhorn will officiate. American Legion Post No. 147 will perform military rites.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon service time at the funeral home on Friday, March 26. All times are listed in Eastern.

Masks and social distancing will be required for the funeral service and visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Lange Fuhs Cancer Center and Heart to Heart Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

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