Robin T. Allen, 50, of Albert Lea, MN, died January 3, 2022 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Matt Lehman will officiate. The visitation will take place on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour before the service in the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Robin Thomas Allen was born on June 30, 1971 to Robert and Sondra Dawn (Stoner) Allen in Albert Lea. In 1990 he graduated from Chatfield High School. After high school, he earned two degrees – one in Microsoft engineering and the other in Heavy Truck Autobody. On June 18, 1994, he was married to Audrey Marie Crosby. From this connection 3 children were born: Rebecca, Jacob and Breanna. The family has settled in Albert Lea.
Robin was passionate about working on vehicles and used his vast knowledge and talent in positions at Dave Syverson Auto for 8 years and most recently at Advanced Auto for 13 years. In his spare time, Robin was often out helping his loved ones with their vehicles when he was not working on a project car or motorcycle himself.
Robin also had a particular interest in computers and spent a lot of time building and upgrading his computer for another of his hobbies – online gaming. He shared his love of playing, reading, and watching movies with his children and always looked forward to the next Marvel movie so he could see it with his son.
Robin’s friends fondly remember him for their many nights with him singing karaoke and playing darts. He has participated in dart leagues for many years and always looked forward to showing off a little with his partner.
Robin was a loving and devoted husband and father. He has anchored his family through many storms and we will miss his unwavering love very much. Robin enjoyed his time with his family and loved nothing more than sharing a simple meal and playing cards with them. He was also a proud grandfather of 2 children and bragged about them at every opportunity.
His life was full of laughter and joy, and it was a blessing to be counted among his friends and family.
Robin leaves behind his 27-year-old wife, Audrey Allen; his daughter Rebecca and her partner Justin and their two children Jace and Charlotte; his son Jacob and his wife Amanda; his daughter Breanna and her partner Max; his mom and dad, Steve and Joanie Johnson; 3 brothers, two sisters and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Robin was preceded in death by his birth parents, Robert and Sondra Allen.