Allen Newton Schlag 82, of Keizer, Ore., died Nov. 7, 2019.

He was born to the late Albert and Helen Schlag (Newton) of Independence, Ore., on Oct. 23, 1937 in Salem, Ore.

In 1955, he graduated from Central High School located in Independence. He worked as a delivery driver for 35 years at Blue Bell Potato Chip company before retiring in 1994. Allen loved fishing, baseball, trap shooting, dogs – in particular bull terriers – and spending time with his family. He and his cousin are the founders of Fat Schlag’s Sausage the Philly-style sausage dogs available at many Oregon festivals and events. 

He will be joining many family and friends in heaven but especially his beloved daughter, Jalen Miller of Gervais, Ore. He is survived by his wife Janet Schlag and daughter’s Patty Johnson and Kathryn Schlag of Salem Ore., and Sharla Hartgraves of Tempe, Ariz.. His grandchildren include Janay Miller, Calvin Miller, Mandy Miller, Rodney Miller, Crystal Johnson, Nicole Diaz, Maxwell Hartgraves, and Jackson Hartgraves. He is also survived by nine great grandchildren. 

A Celebration of life will be held at the Keizer Elks on Nov. 17, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc. It is fully tax deductible.