December 14, 1948 - June 7, 2021
Allen Stephen Cox was born December 24th, 1948 to Cecil and Evangeline (Klocke) Cox in Carroll, Iowa. He was baptized and Confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dedham, Iowa. Allen attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, Carroll Kuemper High School and Harlan High School, graduating with the Class of 1967. During his Sophomore year, Allen met his future wife, Patty Olson. They were married on December 2nd, 1967 at St. Michael's Church in Harlan, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Jennifer, Christopher and David. In 1987 Carole Gordon joined the family. Allen began working for Purina Feed Company his Junior year in High School and stayed until 1969 when he became employed at Harlan Builders. In 1997 Allen and Mark Garrett bought Harlan Builders and owned it until they sold the business and he retired 2013. Allen enjoyed attending his Children and Grandchildren's school activities and sporting events. Throughout the years he enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing and golfing. Allen became a member of the Harlan Volunteer Fire Department in November of 1980. He became Captain in 1985, a position he held until retiring in 1991. Allen and Patty were fortunate to celebrate 53 years of marriage together. Allen passed away June 7th, 2021. He was preceded in death by his Son David, his Parents and Grandparents, his Parents-In-Law, Betty and Ole Olson, Sister June Behrens, Brother's-In-Law Jerry Behrens, Gary Larson and Jim Brown. He is survived by his Wife Patty, Children Jennifer (Jim) Birch, Chris (Sarah) Cox, Carole Juergens, Grandchildren, Paige Lee, (Spencer Krohn), Joshua Cox, Macayla (Trey) Ringler, Mackenzie Cox (Spencer White), Haley, Alex and Austin Juergens, Zach and Theresa Birch, Great Grandchildren Ava Ringler, Jacob and Chloe Birch, Sisters, Loryce (Mike) Patterson and Peg (Ron) Fatka, Brothers Jeff (Shirley) Cox and Richard (Colleen) Cox, Sister-In-Law Linda Brown, Brothers-In-Law Dan Olson, Bob (Jolene) Olson and Don Olson, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Allen Stephen Cox was born December 24th, 1948 to Cecil and Evangeline (Klocke) Cox in Carroll, Iowa. He was baptized and Confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dedham, Iowa. Allen attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, Carroll Kuemper... View Obituary & Service Information
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