Retired Col. Allen R. Wissinger Sr., 74, formerly of Altoona, died Sept. 15, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. Surviving are his wife, Christa; nine children: Allen Jr., Theresa Schrimsher, Lawrence, Richard, Steven, Lisa Haussner, John, Janine Flecha and Miriam Candler; many grandchildren; and a sister, Roberta Powers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Kathleen Wissinger; two sisters: Marjorie Hunter and Michelle Wissinger; a daughter, Suzanne Nicholas; and a grandson. Allen was a U.S. Army veteran. Burial will be on Dec. 17, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.