January 29, 2009

(11/29/1947 - 1/20/2009)

Alan Craig Weeks, 61, of 415 North Main Street, Milton, Iowa, died at 10:15 P.M., January 20, 2009 at the V.A. Medical Center in Iowa City.

He was born November 29, 1947 in Ottumwa, Iowa to William W. and Doris I. Bowers Weeks. He married Carol Evelyn Collett June 8, 1968. They divorced. He married the love of his life, Cherie Doud, November 8, 1992.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1966, he served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

He had worked for Ottumwa Printing, owned and operated A and D Handyman and Weeks Contracting and had worked in North Pole, Alaska on military housing. He had worked as a chef in Dubuque for a short time and had also worked at Pioneer and Cargill. He enjoyed his family and especially the grandchildren (the wee ones). He said "grandchildren are the jewels in an old man's crown". Alan loved fishing with grandchildren and going to auctions. He was ordained as an evangelist through God's Way Church in Keokuk, Iowa. He had a heart for the plight of the Jewish people going back to Israel and was responsible for sending nineteen people home. His mission was to witness to everyone and bring them to the Lord on a daily basis.

Surviving is his wife, Cherie; a son, Shaun Weeks and Gigi, of Carlisle, Iowa; two daughters: Rhonda Hoskinson of Memphis, Missouri and Kent, Sabrina Spurgeon and her husband, Destery, of Granger, Missouri; two sons, Neil Carr of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Patrick Carr of Bellevue, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren: Andrea Hopkins, Ali Hubbard, Daniel Carr, Chaylee Weeks, Beca Hubbard, Tyler Deiters, Kaitlin Deiters, Makayla Hoskinson, Sayde Grace Spurgeon, Lexi Hoskinson, Corbyn Job Spurgeon and Anakin Hodge. Other survivors include his father, William Weeks, Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother, Ray Weeks and his wife, Carla, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two sisters: Cherie Walker and her husband, Jay, and Connie Halblom and her husband, Neal, of Fremont, Iowa and one brothers-in-law, Steve Doud and his wife, Leanne, of Alvin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Weeks, a daughter, LeBeth Carr and a brother-in-law, Jeffrey Doud.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 1 P.M. till 2:30 P.M. at the Downing Christian Church in Downing, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday at the Downing Christian Church with Larry Smith, Jeremy Skinner, M.O.G. and Debra Muntz officiating. Burial will follow in the Downing Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Dick Hanna, Zach Halblom, Ryan Halblom, Chet Spurgeon, Gary Fulk, Mike Kinnamon, Mike Wickstandt and Don Roe. I G Rugh, Dave Beck and Brian Steele will serve as honorary casket bearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wings of Eagles and Hope Lodge and may be left at the church or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Online condolences may be sent to Alan's family via mmphisfh@nemr.net.

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