Alan Haatvedt

  • Born: March 21, 1941
  • Died: December 29, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alan Darwin Haatvedt (78) passed away suddenly but peacefully on December 29, 2019, at home in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife by his side. A celebration of Alan's life will be held at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA, on Friday, January 17, 2020, with a visitation from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a prayer service taking place at 2:30 p.m.

Alan was born March 21, 1941, in Fort Dodge, and grew up in Callender. He graduated from Callender High School in 1959 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1963. He worked at Celotex and Larry Anderson Construction in Fort Dodge before establishing his own construction business. He then accepted a position with the Buildings and Grounds Department at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge, retiring after 20 years of service.

Alan was extremely proud of his daughters and grandchildren and was blessed with two great sons-in-law. He loved golfing, following the Iowa State Cyclones, attending his grandchildren's extracurricular activities, and spending time with his family.

Alan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Coleen; daughters Niki (Mike) Hoffman and Mary (Ryan) McClure, and seven grandchildren (Annabel, Ellen and Finn McClure; and Charlie, Jordan (Hilary), Taran and Taylor Hoffman), all of Ankeny and the DM metro; siblings Tracy (Marilyn) Haatvedt and Ramona Crandall of Fort Dodge; brother-in-law Larry (Eileen) Lundeen of Pomeroy; sister-in-law Dianne (Dan) Oswald of Osceola; and many caring nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred Haatvedt and Nora Larson Burke, and his brother Roger.

Interment will be at a later date at Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to the family, to be distributed to New Horizons Adult Day Center in Ankeny, IA and the Alzheimer's Association, Iowa Chapter, West Des Moines.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Compassionate, mindful and gentle are characteristics I always notice shinning outward from Alan as I watched him around his family and friends. The memories that make me smile, and chuckle a bit, where when I had the pleasure of spending time with Alan on the golf course. Even then, those characteristics were on full display as he would ever so softly describe how we needed to swing that golf club. :)

We all benefited from having Alan as part of our lives.

Coleen, Niki and Mary, my prayers and thoughts go out to you today as you say goodbye to a loving husband and father.


Posted by Darin Sanders - Ames, IA - Family Friend   January 17, 2020

I send my condolences to Coleen and the family. I always enjoyed conversations with you two. Alan was such a kind and gentle soul. I'll always be grateful for your friendship with my parents...they enjoyed your visits so much.
Barb Anderson

Posted by Barbara Anderson - BEND, OR - Friend   January 16, 2020

My sympathies to Alan's family, particularly to Coleen, for your loss.

Posted by D. Richard Miller - Goshen, IN   January 16, 2020

Deepest sympathies on the passing of Alan. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Posted by Carrie Guerin (Allison) - FORT DODGE, IA - Acquaintance   January 16, 2020

Alan and I worked together at Larry Anderson Construction. I always liked Alan. He had such strong hands that he could bend 16 penny nails by hand.

Posted by Jeff Loken - Dakota City, IA - Friend   January 14, 2020

So terribly sorry for your loss.. Love and constant prayers for healing and comfort..

Posted by Linda Presutto (Piper) - Los Alamitos, CA - Family   January 06, 2020

Sending our sincere sympathy and hoping to make it to memorial service.

Posted by KEN AND JUDY EGLI - Barnum, IA - Friend   January 05, 2020

Coleen, we were so sorry to hear your sad news! Al was such a kind and gentle man. You were certainly blessed with one of the best!

Posted by Duck and Dorothy Griffin - Fort Dodge, IA - Friend   January 04, 2020