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“Compassionate, mindful and gentle are characteristics I always notice shinning outward from Alan as I watched him around his family and friends. The...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Darin Sanders - Ames, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Anderson - BEND, OR

“My sympathies to Alan's family, particularly to Coleen, for your loss. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: D. Richard Miller - Goshen, IN

“Deepest sympathies on the passing of Alan. Thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Carrie Guerin (Allison) - IA

“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. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff Loken - Dakota City, IA

“So terribly sorry for your loss.. Love and constant prayers for healing and comfort.. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Presutto (Piper) - CA

“Sending our sincere sympathy and hoping to make it to memorial service. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: KEN AND JUDY EGLI - Barnum, IA

“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! ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Duck and Dorothy Griffin - IA

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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.