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Cox, Allen Stephen (1948 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 6/21/2021 at 19:07:39

Name of deceased: Allen Stephen Cox

Aged: 72 yrs, 5 mo, 14 days

Residence: Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, IA

Born: Dec. 24, 1948; Carroll, Carroll County, IA

Died: June 7, 2021; Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Friday, June 11, 2021; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, IA; burial was in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Wife of 53 years, Patty; children, Jennifer (spouse, Jim) Birch, Chris (spouse, Sarah) Cox, and Carole Juergens; grandchildren, Paige Lee (spouse, Spencer Krohn), Joshua Cox, Macayla (spouse, Trey) Ringler, Mackenzie Cox (spouse, Spencer White), Haley, Alex and Austin Juergens, and Zach and Theresa Birch; great-grandchildren, Ava Ringler, and Jacob and Chloe Birch; sisters, Loryce (spouse, Mike) Patterson and Peg (spouse, Ron) Fatka; brothers, Jeff (spouse, Shirley) Cox and Richard (spouse, Colleen) Cox; sister-in-law, Linda Brown; brothers-in-law, Dan Olson, Bob (spouse, Jolene) Olson and Don Olson; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Cecil and Evangeline (nee Klocke) Cox; son, David; parents-in-law, Betty and Ole Olson; sister, June Behrens; brothers-in-law, Jerry Behrens, Gary Larson and Jim Brown

Education: Attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, Earling, IA, Kuemper Catholic High School, Carroll, IA and Harlan (IA) High School, and graduated with the Class of 1967

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dedham, IA.

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Patty Olson; Dec. 2, 1967; St. Michael's Church, Harlan, IA

Employment: During high school, Allen began working for Purina Feed Company and stayed until 1969, at which time he became employed at Harlan (IA) Builders. In 1997, Allen and Mark Garrett bought Harlan Builders and owned it until the business was sold again in 2013; Allen then retired at that time.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing and golfing; he became a member of the Harlan Volunteer Fire Department in Nov. 1980 and became captain in 1985, a position he held until he retired in 1991.

Sources: harlanonline.com; pauleyjones.com


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