ALAN SCHLONER

Alan Schloner, 69, of Mount Ayr, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville, AR.  As a gift from his family, Alan, his son, Jacob, and grandson, Joseph, had been returning from a bucket list trip to see the ocean. While visiting the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana Alan was able to experience his long-awaited crawfish boil, oysters on the half shell and time with his family.
Private services will be on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston.  An open visitation will be both Thursday and Friday, from 2 to 7 p.m., with Natalie receiving friends as they drive-thru the east carport for distance Thursday 5 to 6:30 p.m. and walk-thru (with under 10 limits) Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at the Powers Funeral Home. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
Alan Lynn Schloner, son of Herman Schloner and Estelle (Gilbert) Schloner, was born December 17, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN. Graduating from St. Louis Park High School in 1969 he earned an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Communication at Dunwoody Industrial Institute; he was also certified in electronics.
Alan married Cathy Marie Dorn in St. Louis Park, MN. Together they had two sons, Adam and Jacob. Alan and Cathy divorced in 1994. Alan’s career as an offset pressman spanned 35 years, he retired as production manager of Omega Lithograph in Plymouth, MN in 2003. Alan had numerous small business ventures including owner and operator of Scenic View Mobile Home Park in Alexandra, MN from 1998 to 2003.
On November 8, 2008, Alan married Natalie Marie Dugan in Minnetonka, MN. They first lived in the Iowa City/Coralville area. They moved to Afton in 2009 and then to Mount Ayr in 2011.
Alan was a member of the Annandale Sportsman’s Club, Plymouth Trap Club, the Buffalo Trap Club, the Avondale Trap Club and the Cowboy Club of Mount Ayr. Alan was an avid outdoorsman, fishing, hunting and camping with his family. He also loved time in the garage tinkering with cars or anything mechanical.
Survivors include his wife Natalie Schloner of Mount Ayr, IA; two sons, Adam Schloner (Angie) of St. Cloud, MN and Jacob (Kari) Schloner of Lakeville, MN; three grandchildren; sister, Fran (Richard) Barr of Maple Lake, MN; three brothers, Jeff (Lilly) Schloner of Maple Grove, MN, Neil (Sue) Schloner of Corcoran, MN and Greig Schloner of Hudson, NH.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Estelle Schloner.

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