He met and married Colleen (Kaufman) Herman. They had two children; Steven and Timothy. The family moved to Seattle in 1966, where Allen went to work for Boeing and the Bellevue School District. He and Colleen divorced.
Allen met and married Karen (Wilkins) Herman in 1985. He worked for Swedish Hospital and retired after 21 years. After his retirement, they moved to Portland. He and Karen took a tour of the US in 1996-97 and were active members in the Evergreen Winnie Motor Home Club. He and Karen settled in Corvallis, Oregon to be near family.The divorced in 2000 and remained close friends for the remainder of his lifetime.
Allen worked for Laidlaw as school bus driver in Corvallis from 2000 to 2008, when he retired from his second career. He loved driving for the Beaver home football games and became a huge Beaver Believer and was loved by his kids and the team! Allen was an active member of The Eagles and Elks Club.
He is survived by his brother, Raymond Herman, of Taylorville, Kentucky; step-children Cathy Wilkins and her two children, Ceph and Clea Poklemba; Todd Wilkins; and Allen's many nieces and nephews.
Allen was proceeded in death by his two sons, Steven Allen and Timothy Lee; brothers Gerald Leroy, Jacob Helmuth, and Harold William; and his parents, Jake and Anna (Reib) Herman.
A celebration of Allen's life will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 14, at The Veteran's Home, 600 N. 5th Street, Lebanon. A graveside service with military honors will be at 5:30 p.m., following the celebration, at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens, 34275 Riverside Drive SW, Albany.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.