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Allan Schrunk

October 11, 1946 December 30, 2014
Allan Schrunk
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Obituary for Allan Schrunk
Allan Schrunk, Mapleton, Iowa - Herbert "Allan" Schrunk, 68, of Mapleton, Iowa passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014, of mantle cell lymphoma at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton with military honors provided by the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. Pastor Johnny Helton will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, January 9 after 4:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will resume Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family is receiving condolences online at Memorials are being accepted to the family in lieu of flowers. Herbert Allan Schrunk was born October 11, 1946, on the farm in rural Danbury, Iowa, the son of Herbert Henry and Sylvina Mary (Schimmer) Schrunk. He grew up on the farm and attended the Danbury Catholic School and later proudly achieved his GED. At 16, he started farming with his father. During the Viet Nam War, Allan enlisted in the Army National Guard, entering September 21, 1965 and was honorably discharged September 20, 1971. He was a member of the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. On November 30, 1968, Allan was united in marriage to Cheryl Ann Vik at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City, Iowa. They first made their home in Colorado while Allan was still in the military. In the later summer of 1969, they returned to Iowa where Allan resumed farming with his dad and brothers. He continued farming until February 2001. He then hired onto Anderson Construction of Mapleton where he helped construct the north loop of the Highway 20 bypass followed by 12 years of employment at Bomgaars in Mapleton. He retired in October 2011. Since that time he and Cheri have been enjoying being home together, sharing time with family and friends. He continued to appreciate the farmer in himself by raising chickens, selling eggs, and raising a huge garden. The couple liked playing cards and belonged to two card clubs, one in Mapleton and the other in Ida Grove. Allan also found regular stops at the Beef N Brew in Mapleton gave him time to appreciate friendships in the community. He also loved to cook and frequently gifted baked goods to businesses in the community. For over 20 years, Allan and Cheri were members of the Cornerstone Faith Center in Sioux City and evolved to the Morningside Assembly of God over 10 years ago. Through these attendances they developed their church family and friends from all over the Tri-State Area. Family members left to honor Allan's life are Cheri, his wife of 46 years; his five children, Brenda Nettleton and her husband, Tom, of Sloan, Iowa, Denise Cornelius and her husband, Matt, of Remsen, Iowa, Elaine Schrunk of Huxley, Iowa, Kirk Schrunk and his wife, Amy, of Sloan, Iowa, and Dr. Keith Schrunk and his wife, Angie, of Anthon, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Evan and Eric Nettleton, Seth and Samantha Miller, Adilyn Cornelius, Elizabeth Carillo, Tristen Stephens, Katelyn and Travis Schrunk, and Kami and Korey Schrunk; nine brothers and sisters, Rachel Belt of Emerson, Nebraska, Sally Gassner of Arcadia, California, Frank Schrunk and his wife, Jane, of Danbury, Iowa, Janet Behrendsen and her husband, Ron, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Susan Taylor and her husband, Dan of Sioux City, Iowa, Paul Schrunk and his wife, Carol, of Omaha, Nebraska, George Schrunk and his wife, Jane, of East Dubuque, Wisconsin, Jeanne Odens of Wakefield, Nebraska, and Laura Danay and her husband, Dave, of East Moline, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Jeanette "Kris" Vik of Gurney, Illinois, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Sylvina Schrunk; one brother in infancy, Norman Schrunk; and two sisters, Rosemary Schrunk and Diane Varwig; one brother-in-law, Hermie Belt; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Quinten and Dorothy Vik.


Saturday, January 10, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Armstrong Funeral Home 210 South 5th Street Mapleton, Iowa


Friday, January 9, 2014 After 4:30 p.m.

Armstrong Funeral Home 210 South 5th Street Mapleton, Iowa
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