Robert "Bob" Allen, 70, of LeGrand, passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2014, at home, under the care of Iowa River Hospice, with his
loving family by his side.
A public memorial services for Bob will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home, Marshalltown.
Robert “Bob” Allen
Following the service please join the family for a time of fellowship, refreshments, and sharing memories. The family is requesting casual
dress. Memorial contributions may be directed in Bob's name to his family. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is entrusted with caring for Bob
and his family.
Robert "Bob" Allen was born on March 15, 1944, to parents, David H. and Alice I. (Irving) Allen. He graduated from Mt. Ayr Community High
School and went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State University. On Nov. 24, 1963, Bob married Barbara (Sackett) Allen in
Mt. Ayr, Iowa.
Bob spent his life in the agriculture business, working in marketing and sales, as well as being involved with livestock nutrition. He was a
member of the Grace Community Church. Bob enjoyed golf, reading westerns and being with his grandkids. Bob never met a stranger and will
forever be remembered as a storyteller with a great sense of humor. In his retirement he loved driving semi and helping out his son in law on
Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara K. (Sackett) Allen; 4 Children, Kerri (Eric) Rubenbauer, Mike (Charles) Allen, Kelley (Russ)
Roseland, and Douglas (Heather) Allen. Grandchildren: Ashley (Rubenbauer) & Travis McFarland, Justine (Rubenbauer)& Daniel Hoover, Phillip
and Jordan Rubenbauer, Andrew Rubenbauer, Blake Roseland, Samantha Roseland, Holly Roseland, Alexandria Allen, Olivia Allen, Wesley Woods and
Whitney Woods. Great grandchildren Jacey and Maxim McFarland and Kenny and Eliza Hoover. He is also survived by his 2 brothers, Art (Sherry)
Allen; John (Cindy) Allen and sister, Ruth (John)Zahner. As well as Barb's siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, David and Alice Allen; sisters-in-laws, Betty Sackett Halfhill, Lyndal Sackett, and Nan Allen;
nephew, Drew Sackett; mother and father-in-law, Burl and Grace Sackett.