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January 13, 2014

ALLAN GONZALEZ DEC. 1, 1957 -- JAN. 11, 2014

OSKALOOSA — Allan R. Gonzalez, 56, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa.

He was born Dec. 1, 1957, in Indianola, the son of Milton Al and Charlotte Lucille Throckmorton Gonzalez. He attended school in Indianola. He was united in marriage to Nancy Champeau, they later divorced. Allan did construction work most of his life for various contractors. He worked for many years for Eldon Zook as a foreman. He retired due to ill health in 2002. He enjoyed being on the computer. He delighted in spending time with his grandchildren.

His family includes his two children and their spouses, Jodie and Charles Sirovy, of Oskaloosa, and Joseph and Patty Gonzalez, of Owatonna, Minn.; three granddaughters, Samantha Sirovy, Katelyn Sirovy, and Rebecca Sirovy; his ex-wife, Nancy Champeau-Wendler, of Albert Lea, Minn.; and an aunt, Nor-ma Sin-clair, of Indianola.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Hood; and a sister, Shirley Hood.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa. Private family burial will be held in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Indianola on Wednesday. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Tuesday after 10 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Activity Fund at Shady Lodge.

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