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Alpha A Chapin

December 14, 1925 — April 24, 2018

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALPHA A. CHAPIN

BORN
December 14, 1925 ~ Primghar, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
April 24, 2018 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 28, 2018
United Church of Primghar; Primghar, Iowa
Pastor Derrick Okine ~ Officiating

Visitation with the family present will be
from 5:00 ~ 7:00 P.M. on Friday, April 27, 2018
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Sarah Hughes
Wendy Chapin
Kristi Punt
Kathi Stellinga
Rita Van Meeteren
CASKET BEARERS
Jeremy Chapin
Jason Hughes
Nathan Punt
Nick Stellinga
Chad Van Meeteren

FINAL RESTING PLACE
1:00 P.M. Graveside Service
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

Memorials may be directed to the
United Church of Primghar or to the Prairie Arts Council

After today’s service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the:
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
ALPHA A. CHAPIN
Alpha Adelle Chapin, the daughter of Nelson and Ada (Wacker) Henline, was born December 14, 1925 in Primghar, Iowa. She grew-up in Primghar where she attended school and graduated from the Primghar High School in 1943. After high school she worked as a bookkeeper for the Rural Electric Association, the Hartley Creamery and as a clerk for the WAE in the O’Brien County Courthouse. On April 22, 1955, she was united in marriage to Dale H. Chapin in Primghar, after their marriage the couple made their home in Sheldon. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1976. Alpha also worked as a cook for the Sheldon Community School System from 1974 until her retirement. She passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa reaching the age of 92 years, 4 months and 9 days.
Alpha was a member of the United Church of Primghar, serving as a board member and holding various offices; she also was a past member of the 1st Congregational Church in Sheldon and holding various offices. She was also a member of the O’Brien County Art Club, the Prairie Arts Council and a board member and a member of the VFW Auxiliary for 60 years. She loved painting, sewing and reading. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She leaves to cherish her memory 2 sons, Grant (Amy) Chapin of Sheldahl, Iowa; Rex (Janis) Chapin of Sheldon, Iowa; 5 grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Hughes, Jeremy (Wendy) Chapin, Rita (Chad) Van Meeteren, Kristi (Nathan) Punt, Kathi (Nick) Stellinga; 13 great-grandchildren also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Alpha was proceeded in death by her husband, Dale; her parents, 2 brothers and their wives, Perry and Doreen Henline and James and Shirley Henline and a sister Nadine and her husband, Dale Parry.












IF EVER THERE IS A TOMORROW
WHEN WE’RE NOT TOGETHER

THERE IS SOMETHING YOU
MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER

YOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE
STRONGER THAN YOU SEEM
AND SMARTER THAN YOU THINK

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS
EVEN IF WE ARE APART
I’LL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU

Winnie the Pooh
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, April 27, 2018

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

10:30 - 11:15am (Central time)

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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