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Allan L. Preul

October 1, 1945 — April 28, 2020

Allan Louis Preul was born October 1, 1945, the son of Louis and Vera Preul. He passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of seventy-four.
Allan was born on a farm south of Ida Grove, Iowa, baptized into Christ at St. John's Lutheran Church, Stockholm Township and later confirmed his faith at the same church in 1957. In 1958, Allan moved with his parents to a farm south of Audubon, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Audubon Community High School with the class of 1963. Following his graduation, he worked as a mechanic at Sam's Repair in Audubon.
Allan entered the Navy September 9, 1965 and sailed on the USS Currituck and also the Ernest G Small. He was honorably discharged September 3, 1969, as a boilerman 3rd class E-4 (BT3) and was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.
November 13, 1970, Allan was united in marriage to Linda Amman at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. The couple was blessed with three children, Michael, Chad and Brandi. In 1973, they moved to their current home, an acreage in Goodrich Township, Crawford County. Allan was employed at Farmland Foods for thirty-eight years, retiring in February 2008.
Allan was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison as well as VFW Post 2504 and American Legion Post 8. He was devoted to his family and grandchildren: Taylor, Kylie, Logan, Marra, Oliver and “AJ” (Louis Arden Johan). He enjoyed woodworking, crossword puzzles, traveling and attending stock car races. He fulfilled his dream of restoring his 1971 Chevelle. Allan was privileged to go on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. September 15, 2018.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Louis and Vera; brother-in-law, Tom; and sister-in-law, Pat. Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Linda; his three children: Michael and wife, Heidi, Chad and wife, Traci, and Brandi and Johan; six grandchildren; four brothers: Ronald and wife, Donna, Randy, Gene and Karla, and Terry; three sisters: Karen and husband, Allen; Marlene and John; and Jeanette and husband, Don; and many other much loved relatives and friends.

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