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Alan England

Alan Bryce England was born August 7, 1965 to Samuel George England and Diana Jean (Walkup) England in Mount Ayr.
Alan lived with his grandparents in Blockton, Iowa most of the time while growing up. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1983.

Alan often talked about his trail rides he went on with his long time friend Brian Lawrence and the mules. He loved to hunt and fish especially for walleye, bass and morel mushrooms, though he would never tell anyone his secret places. He enjoyed spending time with long time friend Marvin Baker and the team of horses especially his recent trip to the Kentucky derby which was a long time dream of his.

Alan was very passionate about farming and wheat harvest. Anyone that knew Alan knew he had a nickname for everyone and a smart comment to follow. The line you heard the most was "Here's the deal" but with all his sarcasm and deals he had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back. Alan loved his family and his friends very much. He was a wonderful father, grandpa, brother, and son.

Alan passed away July 23, 2015, at the Mosaic Life Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. Alan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Mary Lou Walkup; infant grandson, Byron Cooke; and a cousin Matt Samo.

He is survived by his wife, Stacey Hansen; father, Sam England; mother, Diana Son; two daughters, Anna (Matt) Lingerfelt and Katie (Robbie) Larsen; two sons, Jeromy (Bessie) Cooke and Randy (Michelle) Cooke; four brothers, Eddie (Joni) Walston, Kirk England, Clint England and Chris (Kaitlin) England; two sisters, Mindy (Niall Bothwell) Walston and Jennie (Richard) Castelan; ten grandchildren; many nieces, nephews , cousins and friends.

  • Visitation

    July 27, 2015
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    200 Broadway St
    Clearfield, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    July 27, 2015
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    200 Broadway St
    Clearfield, IA

  • Funeral Service

    July 28, 2015
    10:30 AM

    Christian Church

    Blockton, IA

  • Burial

    Tuesday July 28 2015

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Blockton, IA


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Guestbook

Peace to you Al, you are now reunited with Woody. You were a good man and a hard worker. And could hunt mushrooms like no other! Sorry to hear of this news.

Posted by Gary Brees - Peterson, IA   July 29, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Alan you will be missed dearly we had lots of fun together a and may in trouble together a little. You are in good hands now keep that big smile Al

Posted by Paula borland - Lenox, IA - Classmate and dear friend   July 28, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I can remember doing a lot with allan , from fishing for walleye in minnesota, harvesting corn in louisiana, or harvesting my wheat in oklahoma, he was a very good man, that i will always remember...

Posted by dustin hall - nardin, OK - friend   July 28, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Stacey and family, I''m so sorry about Alan, what a great guy, he always knew how to make you laugh. Sending hugs and prayers

Posted by Kathy Weed - Corning, IA - Friend   July 27, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I went to school with Stacey and Alan in Bedford. I remember Alan as always enjoying life and having a smile on his faces. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of sorrow, Diane, Eddie, Mindy and Stacey as well as all the others.

Posted by Robin Ramsey - Bedford, IA - friend   July 27, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

The first time I meet Alan in 1972 he was laughing. The last time I seen Alan he was laughing, many years ago.
Alan had a wonderful sense of humor & was a joy to be around.
Deepest condolences to the Family.

Posted by Rose Maudlin - Creston, IA - friend   July 27, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Alan, this is very difficult on all of us that knew you. Your passing was so so unexpected that some of us still can''t get our minds wrapped around this. I will miss our morning coffee. I will miss you coming into the house and yelling at me to get out of bed "it was time to work, not sleep". I will miss all of those questions that you would ask me that I couldn''t or wouldn''t answer (I wish you could ask them again) I miss your voice. You have been more than "Terry''s Cousin" to me. You were there when I was having trouble just getting through the day emotionally and even though you didn''t like to see people cry, you just sat there, listened, and didn''t try to fix the situation. As I have said the last few days. You were a cousin by marriage, a friend by circumstance, and a brother by choice. I love you Alan and I keep waiting for you to walk through the door. I even picked up the phone last night to call you and tell you about the plans that are being made. I know you are with me and I know that you always will be with me. My heart is just so broken right now, that I''m just not sure what to do. Rest in Peace my friend, you have certainly left your mark on this world. Love you, Melissa P.S. The Green Candle is for the Oregon Ducks. :)

Posted by Melissa England - Clearfield, IA - Cousin   July 27, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Childhood friends : )

Posted by Jim Eller - Winterset, IA - Friend   July 26, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Alan always had a smile. He never met a stranger..Prayers and healing to the family. He will be greatly missed by so many people.

Posted by Pam Wehrman - THAYER, IA - friend   July 26, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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