In Memory of

Alan Urelius

May 27, 1943 - November 7, 2021
From: Farnhamville, IA


   Alan E. Urelius, 78, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City.

   Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie with Pastor Jim Davis and Pastor Denise Berns officiating. Burial will be at Reading Township Cemetery, Farnhamville. Military rights will be presented by the American Legion Post #510, Farnhamville. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.

  He is survived by his wife, June and son, Marcus Urelius. He is also survived by Alex (Michelle) Farley, Amy (Sam) Grubisich, and grandson, Austin Farley. Also survived by his sisters, Leatta (Ron) Hawthrone and Gloria (Joel) West.

   He was preceded by his parents, Vincent and LaVern (Saucke) Urelius.

  Alan E. Urelius was born May 27, 1943 and graduated from Lohrville School. He attended Iowa Central Community College and then Iowa State University. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1965 till 1971. He was united in marriage to June Larson on March 30, 1985 in Gowrie. Alan raised livestock and farmed until his stroke in 2010. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors, vehicles, and farm equipment and attending shows and parades. Alan was a musician and played trumpet in several dance bands. He was an avid sports fan and loved playing and watching many sports. He also liked to travel, especially to Sweden. Alan was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post Lohrville.

  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Friday
November 12, 2021
Zion Lutheran Church
Gowrie, Iowa
Pastor Jim Davis
Pastor Denise Berns
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Thursday
November 11, 2021
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Reading Township Cemetery
Farnhamville, Iowa
Military Rites by 
American Legion Post #510


Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:16 PM
“Thinking of you and your family. May family, friends and many memories help to bring you some comfort. ”
- Pat & Tom Larson

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 4:33 PM
“Sending prayers and sympathy for your loss ”
- Matt and linda hall

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:49 PM
“We send our condolences at the loose of a classmate and friend. Paul enjoyed playing football with Alan in high school, and on a great team! ”
- Paul and Sally Brown

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 8:48 PM
“Alan was a joy to know. He gave me my first job as a youngster and taught me the value of the pride of hard work. He was a great man and will be missed by many. May he fly with great Angels in Heaven.”
- Brett Ford

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1:23 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the family. I graduated with Gloria in the Lohrville High School Class of
- Sandy Bauer King

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 8:32 AM
“Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Alan he will be missed by many.”
- Pat Maunu

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:56 AM
“Sorry for your loss. He was a great neighbor and friend. Prayers to all.”
- Roger Schoeberlein

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:04 AM
“Alan was a kind, decent person. Peter & June share two children, Amy & Alex. We have fond memories of family gatherings. Alan will be deeply missed &
we are sure he is in heaven. ”
- Peter & Melanie Farley

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 9:34 AM
“Rest in peace Alan. We always had a great time visiting you and your family in USA, and when you and your family visited us here in Sweden. Thank´s for everything. June and Marcus, family and friends... we are so sorry for your loss. Gunilla and Henric Johansson, Sweden.”
- Gunilla Johansson

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 9:07 AM
“June ,and family,I just wanted to tell you that I am sorry to hear this and that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Karen Caldwell

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:34 AM
“ Sorry to hear of the loss of Alan. He could really make those musical instruments pop
He was a good guy”
- John Hardy

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:32 PM
“June, Marcus, Leatta, Ron, Gloria and Joel
You have our deepest sympathies. Alan and my brother Russ were in the Class of 1961 at LHS as well as Gloria and I being in the class of 1966. We grew up less than 2 miles apart on Xenia Avenue.

It sounds as if Alan's death may not have been unexpected, however I know that doesn't make it any easier when you lose a loved one. May you have many loving memories of Alan that you can draw on as you go through this difficult time.”
- Kent & Lou Ann Sandburg

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:28 PM
“Alan was a friend that I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with. He was a great man.”
- Michael Johnson

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:22 PM
“Sorry to hear of Alan's passing. Alan and June; both fine people.”
- James Comstock

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