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White, Alan Earl 1957 - 2015


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/12/2015 at 10:27:52

Alan White, age 57, of Decorah, IA, died on Friday, June 5, 2015, at his home north of Decorah.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Big Canoe Lutheran Church with Rev. Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial will be in the Big Canoe Lutheran Cemetery, rural Decorah, Iowa.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue in Decorah, and also after 10:00 a.m. at the church on Tuesday morning.

Alan “Al” Earl White was born on August 9, 1957, the son of Marshal and Beverly (Wilt) White in Cedar Rapids, IA. He graduated from Shellsburg High School in 1975. After high school he worked for the Benton County road crew. Al also started raising, training, and selling coonhounds as a young man. Alan married Debra Wenner on April 7, 1978 at the Presbyterian Church in Vinton, IA. After he and Deb were married, Al farmed with his father-in-law outside of Vinton. In 1983, Al and Deb moved to Decorah. Al took a job delivering trailers all over the country for Featherlite. He also started Nighthawk Kennel and White’s Custom Trophies. Together they raised four children, Brooke, J.D., Stacy and Drew. They enjoyed traveling together and watching their kids’ sporting events. He also loved spending time with his grandson, Cabe. Al was a true outdoorsman as he loved to hunt, fish, and look for mushrooms. He was a big Iowa Hawkeye fan and loved baseball. Al’s true passion was raising his Black and Tan Coonhounds, saying that his dogs are a big part of his legacy. He is known all over the world for producing first class hunting dogs.

Alan’s survivors include his four children: Brooke White, La Crescent, MN; J. D. (Leslie) White, Decorah, IA; Stacy (Reid) Williams, Decorah, IA Drew White (fiancée Jackie Peterson), Madison, WI. One grandchild: Cabe White. Parents: Marshal & Beverly White, Shellsburg, IA. Three sisters: Laurie (John) Mayhew, Vinton, IA; Lynda Ollinger, Cedar Rapids, IA; and Janine (Gale) Rowden, Shellsburg, IA. Mother-in-law: Loretta Wenner, Vinton, IA. Sister-in-law: Melissa (Mike) Davis, Vinton, IA. Brother-in-law: Scott (Diana) Wenner, Williamsburg, IA. Special friend: LaShelle Evans, Decorah, IA. Al is also survived by many nieces and nephews; along with a host of close friends who were always there for support.

Alan was preceded in death by his wife Deb on July 4, 2008. Father-in-law: Dean Wenner and his Brother-in-law: Mark Ollinger.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

Big Canoe Lutheran Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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