Kenneth Lee Allen was born April 2, 1956 in Mitchell to Donald and Shirley (Brookbank) Allen. He attended school and graduated Mitchell High School in 1974. He attended the University of South Dakota in Springfield. On October 18, 1975 he married Susan Pethoud in Mitchell. He worked at Owatonna Manufacturing. He was employed at Trail King Industries from 1981-2009. He was a fulltime fishing guide with Allen’s Guide Service and was employed by American Garage Door. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters: Jamie Haug and husband, Erik, Sioux Falls and Amber Allen of Mitchell; two grandchildren: Ethan and Evan Haug, Sioux Falls; five sisters: Patty Brown and husband, Gil of Lewisville, TX, Mitzie Johnson and husband, Brian of Mitchell, Sandy McKillop and husband, Mark, Gillette, WY, Becky Riggs and husband, Kevin of Mitchell, Cindy Bussmus and husband, Gary of Mitchell; four brothers: Ron Allen and wife, Lori of Sanger, TX, Dave Allen and wife, Julie, Mitchell, SD, Dan Allen and wife, Lori of Mitchell, SD, Tim Allen and wife, Cindy of Mitchell, SD; his mother, Shirley Hammrich of Mitchell and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lennie Hammrich and his grandparents, Bruce and Alberta Allen Sr.
Memorial Fund has been established to Life Quest and Shriner's Hospitals for Children