Robert "Bob" Allen(1931 - 2012)

Robert "Bob" Allen

Des Moines

Robert "Bob" Allen, 81, died Monday, December 3, 2012 at his home in Des Moines. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Westover Funeral Home.

Bob was born March 17, 1931 in Des Moines to August and Erma (Bruce) Allen. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Drake University and began a career as a CPA. While living in Newton, Bob and was the joint owner of Thomas & Allen CPA firm. He then moved to Des Moines and was a franchise owner of Safeguard Business Systems.

Memberships included The Bridge Club (Bob was a Life Master), Elks Club and VFW. He had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and loved his family.

Survivors include his daughters: Deborah (Carl) Danielson of Lincoln, NE, Diane (Larry) Plumb of Newton; step-sons: Dick Hansen of Bloomington, IL, Bill (Angela) Hansen of Des Moines; grandchildren: Krista Jackson, Cris Hansen, Chase Plumb, Beau Plumb; and seven great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Jean Esau.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for the establishment of the Bob Allen Memorial Fund. On line condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567

Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 5, 2012