May 21, 2017
Allan R. Faber, 80, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Funeral services were May 27 at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley.
Allan Roger Faber was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Hullto Anna (Groen) Faber and Auke Faber. He attended Hull Christian Grammar School and Western Christian High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from December 1955 to 1959. He worked as an electrician for Altena Electric 14 years.
On Jan. 20, 1961, he married Hendrine Pollema. The couple continued to live and work in Hull. He served on the Hull Christian School Board and attended classes at Sioux Empire Community College in Hawarden, Iowa. In 1974, he started Faber Electric. In 1977, the family and the business were relocated to Rock Valley, and in 1978 the partnership of A & K Electric was formed.
Survivors include his wife; four children, LaValle (Eric) Dooyema of Sioux Center, Iowa, LaVerne (Sheri) Faber of Byron Center, Michigan, LaDelle (Joy) Faber of Rock Valley and Larry (Jamie) Faber of Gilbert, Arizona; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his siblings, August (Anne) Faber of Jenison, Michigan, Wanda (John) Arenz of Cass Lake, Minnesota, and Robert (Clarice) Faber of Parnell, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Wilmina Van Ravenswaay; and a great-grandson.