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Allan "Al" R Mouw

July 20, 1946 — April 16, 2022

Allan “Al” R. Mouw
Slayton, Minnesota

Allan “Al” R. Mouw, age 75, of Slayton, Minnesota and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Murray County Medical Center in Slayton. His services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 22, 2022 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Aaron Punt ~ officiating.

Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with the Family Present will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

The service will be Livestreamed at sheldonfirstreformed.com

In lieu of flowers please give to the
Midwest Honor Flight Thank You for Everything!

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALLAN R. MOUW

BORN: July 20, 1946 ~ Hull, Iowa
PASSED AWAY: April 16, 2022 ~ Slayton, Minnesota

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:30 A.M. Friday, April 22, 2022
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Aaron Punt ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Gloria Patri”
“Living For Jesus”
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Organist: Ingetta Tutje

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Sydnie Mouw Kalab Gizaw
Rachel Mouw Amira Mouw
Brielle Mouw Dulcie Mouw
CASKET BEARERS
Brandon Mouw Keaton Mouw
Ethan Mouw Dan Mouw
Scott Mouw Eric Dahlgren

FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

Military Flag presentation by
McGlothen-Cowrie Post of the American Legion
of Sheldon.

In lieu of flowers please give to the
Midwest Honor Flight Thank You for Everything!

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

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
Allan “Al” Ray Mouw, the son of Morris and Wilma (Swets) Mouw was born July 20, 1946 in Hull, Iowa. He received his education at the Christian School in Hospers, attended Floyd-Valley High School and graduated from NITC in Sheldon. His service to his country was in the Army beginning in December of 1965 serving during the Vietnam War where Al earned a bronze star. On July 2, 1968 he was united in marriage to Lorene Visser at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. After their marriage the couple made their home in Sheldon where he operated Mouw’s Mobil Service on the corner of Washington Ave and East 9th Street. Before his retirement he worked as a mechanic for the Iowa Department of Transportation in the Sheldon location. He held this position for 20 years. In the couple’s retirement they moved to Lake Shetek near Slayton, Minnesota to make their home in 2009. The couple enjoyed their lake Home in summer months and they wintered in Florida. Al passed away suddenly on Saturday April 16, 2022 at the Murray Medical Center in Slayton, Minnesota reaching the age of 75 years eight months and twenty-six days.
He was a former member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon and was currently attending the First Reformed Church in Slayton, Minnesota. He enjoyed the lake having his children and grandchildren come for visits. He was always helping his neighbors with projects which he enjoyed.
Al is survived by his wife, Lorene Mouw of Slayton, Minnesota; sons, Chris Mouw and friend, Claudia of George, Iowa; Brent (Melissa) Mouw of Sheldon, Iowa and Greg Mouw of Hospers, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Syndie), Rachel (Kalab), Keaton, Ethan, Brielle, Dulcie and Amira, his brothers and sisters; Dorothy (Frank) DeBoer in Michigan, Marilyn (Glenn) Westra of Rock Valley, Iowa; Leon (Fran) Mouw of Boyden, Iowa; Judy Hoogendoorn of Milford, Iowa, Karen (Dave) Postema of Grapevine, Texas, Glen (Lois) Mouw of Sioux Center, Iowa, Cheryl Mouw of Panama City, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Lois Mouw of Colton, South Dakota and Janice Mouw in California also many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Warren and Roger Mouw.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 21, 2022

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

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Visitation

Friday, April 22, 2022

10:30 - 11:45 am (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Burial

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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