Allan B. Foxhoven, age 88, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Mark Lichter officiating. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton, Nebraska. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary at 7:00 PM and vigil service at 7:30 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the Mass at Church on Saturday.
Pallbearers are Matthew Foxhoven, Jeff LaBrune, Ryan Foxhoven, Tina Bulleigh, Jeni Miller, and Tara Rysdom. Honorary pallbearer, Anne Eskeldson.
Allan was born November 29, 1924, on the farm in Crofton, Nebraska to Anton and Minnie (Rupiper) Foxhoven. He grew up on the farm and attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Crofton and graduated from Crofton, High School in 1942. He married Dolores Schurman on July 27, 1948 in St. Helena, Nebraska. He continued to live and farm on the family farm and also worked for the Catholic Order of Foresters. After he retired from farming they moved to Yankton where they lived on Douglas Avenue. Throughout their lives they were very blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful neighbors both on the farm and in Yankton. Allan spent his final years at Avera Majestic Bluffs and Sister James Care Center in Yankton where he received excellent care.
Allan was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton and was a former member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton where he was very active as an usher for many years. Allan and Dolores were also very active in The Center in Yankton. Allan loved farming, ballroom dancing and square dancing. He was a very faithful and hardworking man who will always be remembered for how much he loved his wife and family. Allan and Dolores had an unconditional love for each other. They did everything together and could almost always be seen holding hands. They truly were inseparable.
Survivors include three children: David (Cindy) Foxhoven of Doniphan, Nebraska; Gary (Connie) Foxhoven of Bennington, Kansas; and Judy (Ron) LaBrune of Lexington, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dolores on December 23, 2012, and his brother, Elmer Foxhoven.
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So Sorry to all the family for your loss and I was so proud to have been part of the family. Your parents surely were loved and will be missed by all,
God bless Alan and his entire family. He will be missed. Now he has entered the Sheephead game with my dad and dancing with his lovely wife Delores in heaven. Love you guys! From Cathy in Houston, TX
So for your loss. I also will remember your dad from the farm, he and Delores were such good neighbors. As a kid I always enjoyed them giving me a bad time. I bet Alan has met up with Dad in heaven now and I bet they have a lot to talk about. I am sure he is holding hands with Delores also. I am sure they look down upon us and say don't cry be happy for us.
Dave, Gary, Judy: I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. What a gentleman. I have so many memories of going to their house all through my childhood. I know he missed your mom so much that he just had to be with her again, playing sheephead and dancing.
Linda (Rupiper) Coe
Sorry to hear about your father. It is always hard to lose a loved one but remember the memories and cherish them always.
Vicki Nelson Cromwell
Dave and Cindy,
We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers for your Dad and your families. Cherish the wonderful memories. Thank God for the blessings he bestowed on Allan and his family. God bless.
Doug and Dawnell Glunz
To the family of Allan B. Foxhoven,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalmt34;18) With sympathy,
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