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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