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Allen Dean Prins

November 24, 1948 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary

Allen Dean  Prins, 70, of Edgerton, MN, formerly of Chandler, MN, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Pipestone County Hospice House with his family by his side.   

Allen  Prins  was born on November 24, 1948 to Peter C. and Gertrude  (Peters)  Prins  at  his parents'  home in Chandler,  MN. He attended Chandler Christian School through 8th grade then  attended  Chandler Public School where he graduated. Allen enlisted in the U.S. Navy for 3 years, where he was in the USS John C. Calhoun SSBN-630 submarine for 3 months. When he returned home from the Navy,  Allen  worked  with his brothers for  their  father  who  owned the  Prins  Grain Elevator in Chandler.  On Jan. 13, 1972 he married Sue Hunter from Edgerton, MN. They lived in Chandler and were blessed with 3 children Jason, Eric and Dana.  Allen,  Sue and family moved to Storm Lake, IA  where  Allen took a job with  Vigorena  Feeds as a salesman for one year  before  moving  back to Chandler  where  Allen and his three brothers bought the family business from  their  father. After many years they sold the business and Allen worked for New Vision Co-Op out of  Brewster, MN as a  feed salesman. Allen then was asked to manage the New Vision Feed Mill by Magnolia. He worked  there  as a manager until he retired because of health reasons  on  November  16, 2018.  

Allen was a member of the Chandler Christian Reformed  Church where he served as an elder and deacon.  He also served  on  the  Chandler  Christian  School board, was a member of the  Chandler Fire  Department and the  Chandler American  Legion. He enjoyed being with his family, grandchildren and friends. He also enjoyed  fishing and golfing and was very faithful in going to his grandkids sporting events and school programs.   

Those blessed to have shared his life are his wife Sue of 47 years. Their son Jason and wife Tami and their children Ireland, Sawyer, Easton, Lincoln and Canyon of Sioux Falls,  SD; Son,  Eric and wife Dionne and their children Shayla, Jazlynn and Trevin of Edgerton, MN;  Daughter Dana and husband Justin Snyder and  children  Tayton, Cole, Mason and  Londyn  of Sioux Falls,  SD; three brothers, Gary  and  Charlene  Prins, Dave  and  Dianne  Prins,  Bob and Faith  Prins  and  one sister,  Kay  and Greg  Dyk; mother-in-law, Anna Marie Hunter; many  uncles,  aunts, nephews, nieces and friends.   

He was preceded in death by his parents,  Pete and Gert  Prins, grandparents, Infant granddaughter Sailor  Prins, father-in-law Duane Hunter,  brother-in-law Jeff Hunter, and nephew Todd  Garthright. 

 Vistation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on October 5, 2019 at the Chandler Christian Reformed Church with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Josh Christoffels and the Rev. Greg Dyk officiating.  Burial will be at the Chandler Memorial Cemetery.  Military honors accorded by the Chandler American Legion.

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 5, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Chandler Christian Reformed Church
80 Carlton St.
Chandler, Minnesota 56122

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Chandler Christian Reformed Church
80 Carlton St.
Chandler, Minnesota 56122

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