Roberta J. Allen, 84

Roberta J. Allen, 84, of Faribault, MN, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at The Emeralds at Faribault.

Roberta Jean, the daughter of Robert and Ione (Mladek) Allen, was born on May 29, 1936 in Mankato, MN. Roberta was raised in Kasota, MN and attended Montgomery Senior High School.

Following graduation, she attended nursing school and became a nurse, which she truly loved. She moved many times as a military wife. She worked as a LPN and caregiver at many places including St. Lucas, Wilson Center Good Counsel Mankato and Hillcrest. She was a foster mother, Den mother and active in the PTA.

When she wasn’t working and following retirement, Roberta enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, collecting dolls and Beanie Babies. She also had a love for cats and dogs.

Roberta is survived by her children, Vince (Riza) Krohn of Sioux Falls, SD, Randy (Shannon) Krohn of Silver Bay, MN, Dean Krohn of Faribault, and Lora Vagts of Pine City, MN; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Van Krohn; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Krohn.

Interment will take place on January 4, 2021, at 3 p.m. at the Kasota Hill Cemetery in Kasota, MN. A memorial service will take place in the spring.

Funeral arrangements are being completed by Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory.

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