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Art Alons

February 1, 1925 — September 2, 2019

Art Alons, age 94, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Care Center in Sheldon. Memorial Services will be Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Dave Van Kley officiating. Graveside Services will be Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Roseland Cemetery in Sanborn, Iowa. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 4, from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Arthur Alons was born on February 1, 1925 in Hospers, Iowa. He was the son of Louis and Elizabeth (Uittenbogaard) Alons. He lived his youth in Hospers and attended the Hospers Christian Grade School through the eighth grade. He lived and worked on the family farm with his father and helped neighbors. He was united in marriage to Fern Carlson of Sheldon, Iowa on March 18, 1948. They lived in rural Hospers where they farmed. In 1955, they moved to rural Sanborn, Iowa where they farmed. Fern passed away on May 28, 1968. Arthur continued to farm until he moved to Sheldon. He drove truck for Granstra Trucking and Contract Transport out of Des Moines, Iowa. He also mowed lawns in Sheldon for many years. He was united in marriage to Rosella (Rook) Doorenbos on November 5, 1975. They lived in Sheldon and for 15 years wintered in Texas where Arthur and Rosella learned to square dance. Rosella passed away on April 18, 2012. In 2014, Arthur retired and moved to the Christian Retirement Home and later to Sanford Sheldon Care Center. Arthur enjoyed gardening, farming, spending time in Texas, running his toy trains in the basement and joking around. Family was very important to Arthur and he cherished the time they spent together. He was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. He always put his church first. Arthur passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Care Center. Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Dianna Van Beek of Sheldon, IA, David (Naty) Alons of Las Vegas, NV, Ed (Sheryl) Alons of Sheldon, IA, Dawn Alons of Spencer, IA; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard (Cindy) Alons of Denton, TX; one sister, Magdalene (Harlen) Doorenbos of Sioux Center, IA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Alons, his wife, Rosella Alons; son-in-law, Calvin Van Beek; his parents, Louis and Elizabeth Alons; sister, Mary (Arie) Van Buren; brother, Dan (Henrietta) Alons; parents-in-law, Einer and Neva Carlson. In Loving Memory Of Arthur Alons Born: February 1, 1925 Passed Away: September 2, 2019 Age: 94 years, 7 months and one day MEMORIAL SERVICE Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. First Reformed Church, Sheldon, Iowa Family Prayer Service at 10:45 A.M. OFFICIATING Rev. Dave Van Kley MUSIC Organist: Ingetta Tutje Congregational Songs Processional: "How Great Thou Art" During the service: "It Is Well with My Soul" Recessional: "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" CASKET BEARERS Josh Kreck Dustin Kreck Todd Van Beek Jason Alons Tom Fischer Jeremy Alons Kent Lode INTERMENT 10:00 A.M. Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn, Iowa Following the Memorial Service, the family invites all for fellowship and lunch at the church. ARRANGEMENTS BY Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director



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