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Alan King

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Alan Hugh King, affectionately known as Al, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2023, at MercyOne Medical Center in New Hampton, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler. Visitation continues an hour before the Mass on Wednesday at the church. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with Al's arrangements. Born on April 6, 1955, in New Hampton, Iowa, Al was the loving son of Hugh King and Marvelene Novotny. A true pillar of the community, Al was known for his friendly and selfless nature, and he will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. As a lifelong resident of Lawler, Al received his education at Turkey Valley Schools, graduating as part of the Turkey Valley High School Class of 1973. While in school, Al was an avid athlete and played football. His passion for high school sports remained strong throughout his life, attending numerous New Hampton and Turkey Valley sporting events. Al's presence and support were a constant source of encouragement for the student-athletes and the community. Upon completing his education, Al began his career at Stone Implement in Lawler. He then moved on to Fred Carlson's Construction out of Decorah, Iowa, where he helped build roads for over 35 years. As a highly skilled end loader driver, his expertise was sought after, even by the manufacturers of the equipment he operated. Later in life, Al returned to his passion for driving end loaders, working at Homeland Energy. Al's love for his community extended far beyond the world of sports and his professional life. He was well-known for ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during the holiday season, a tradition he upheld every year. Al also greatly enjoyed helping his friend Scott Kurtenbach with various side projects, as well as deer hunting and delivering flowers for The Blue Iris. An active member of Pheasants Forever, Al never missed their events and was a passionate member of the Chickasaw Sno Riders Club. Al was always up for one game of cards that turned into many and a lot of bull talk, too, as his many friends and family will testify. Throughout his life, Al attended countless home and away sporting events, and he was a devoted fan of the Iowa High School State Wrestling Meet. His unwavering dedication to the local sports scene, and the positive impact it had on the lives of student-athletes, is a testament to his selflessness and love for his community. Al will be fondly remembered for his friendly and selfless nature, always putting the needs of others before his own. His passion for sports, his contributions to the community, and his dedication to his work have left an indelible mark on all who knew him. He will be deeply missed, but his memory will continue to inspire and live on in the hearts of those he touched. Al is survived by one brother, Dale (Cathy) King of Lawler, IA; two sisters, Lois (Rick) Pickar of Lawler, IA and Judy Lensing of Calmar, IA; two nieces and one nephew, Dawn (CJ) Philo of New Hampton, IA, Chad (Carissa) Pickar of Lawler, IA, and Stephanie (Adam) Bowersox of Ankeny, IA; two great-nieces and four great-nephews, Taylor (Charles) Durnan of New Hampton, IA, Alex Philo of Faribault, MN, Cale Pickar of Lawler, IA, Chloe Pickar of Lawler, IA, Jase Bowersox of Ankeny, IA, Cooper Bowersox of Ankeny, IA. Honorary son not by blood, but in Al's heart, Colton Kurtenbach. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Marvelene King, on February 14, 1988, and brother-in-law, Tony Lensing, on February 10, 2017.

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  1. My sympathy to Al’s family. He was a great man. I am sure Al and my dad are already playing cards

  2. Sincere sympathy to Al’s family He was a very sincere person in many ways. He will be missed by many. RIP Al from Jack and Dianne.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of his family and friends. He was such a giving guy for donations for raffles buying it and putting it back in to raffle again.Time is to quick so enjoy every day you have cause we never know who’s next.

  4. Our Deepest Sympathy To the Entire family of Alan. Know you are in our Prayers and Thoughts during this difficult time of Loss.
    James & Lyn (Meissen) Bailey

  5. My Deepest Sympathy to the King Family! I went to Turkey Valley High School with Alan. He was a grade behind me. I graduated with his brother Dale. It seems so long ago! May Alan Rest In Peace!

  6. Another loss of a strong loving and caring ma . Sympathies to the King family. God has opened his arms to have him on board! 💙💙 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  7. What a shocker… as I saw Al playing cards in Fort last year, as I was passing through. Condolences to all the King Families. RIP.

  8. We are so very sorry for your loss. Al will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the Lawler Community.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to Al’s family I had the great pleasure to work with Al at Homeland. He had great work ethic and will be missed the whole community. Rest in peace Al

  10. I feel badly that I will not be able to attend Alan’s services. He was a very good cousin and seemed to always be there. My fondest memories date way back to our early days of running around with Dale and Alan on their farm near Lawler. I was sandwiched in age between the 2 and we had some great times. I send my deepest condolences to Dale, Lois, and Judy on the loss of their terrific brother. He will always be with them watching over them. We all know and have to believe he lived his life in a way that has earned him a spot in a better place, sharing times now with his parents, friends, and cousins who passed before him.
    Nothing but the best to Dale, Lois and Judy and all the rest during this difficult time for all of you.
    Your cousin,
    Randy Novotny

  11. We are saddened to learn of Al’s death and his family has our deepest sympathy. Al was two years older than me at Turkey Valley but he was one of those rare guys that would talk and interact enthusiastically with the underclassmen. Al was decent, well-spoken and kind, and always willing to spend a few minutes in good conversation with you. Rest in Peace / Jim Franzen & family

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