Bob had a huge soul and heart. He was unconventional and lived life without fear of judgement. He was a caring man and showered this especially on his family. He was always busy fixing, building or improving anything for his friends, family, or any child that asked. This, and his love of the open road, brought him to his dream career of owning and operating his own semi-truck. Bob had many years of driving and operating heavy equipment. Through the years, he was an avid golfer, bowler, fisherman, hunter, and work of any kind outside.
Bob attended Central Catholic, majoring in music, and enjoyed the position of drum major. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in the 180th Army Band and attended Jacksonville State University. Upon returning to Toledo, he married his high school sweetheart Jean Schetter, attended Owens College and UT, and performed in a local Polka band, The Music Factory. Bob graduated with a degree in Agricultural Business and added three more bands to his resume; performing in UT's lab band, U.S. Air Force 555 band, and Army National Guard Band. Music was an important part of his life and he enjoyed many years of performing with The Extreme/Madison Avenue Band.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jean Schetter Allen; daughters, Amy (Brent) Tibbits and Louise Miller; grandson, Louie Miller; Siblings, Christopher Allen, Mary Ruth Garrett, Kevin Allen, and Lee Ann (Dave) Meiring; mother-in-law, Louise Schetter; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alden and Lee (Merritt) Allen; brother-in-law, Fred Garrett; and father-in-law, Thomas Schetter.
Services will be held at Wisniewski Funeral Home on Reynolds Road Tuesday, February 20th 2:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 21st 11:00 am, with memorial service at 1:00 p.m.