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Alan Buhr
September 20, 1961 - March 22, 2017

Alan H. Buhr, 55, of Woodward, Iowa passed away on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.  Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 PM on Monday March 27, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Graveside services will then follow at 2:00 PM at the Union Cemetery in rural Aurora, Iowa.  Memorial services will begin at 1:30 PM on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the Chapel at Woodward Resource Center in Woodward.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Woodward Resource Center, C/O 101 Cherry, 1251 334thStreet – Woodward, IA 50276.

Alan Henry Buhr was born on September 20, 1961 in Aurora, Iowa, the son of Arnold and Veva (Hahn) Buhr.  He lived at home with his parents until entering the Woodward Resource Center in 1977.  At Woodward he was lovingly cared for by the staff, and his peaceful and sometimes playful demeanor made him a favorite with many.

Alan is survived by two sisters: Nancy Constable of Chicago, Illinois and Barbara Okerson of Manteo, North Carolina; two brothers: Louis Buhr of San Diego, California and Paul Buhr (Julie) of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 


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Anonymous on March 30, 2017 at 9:16 AM said:

I worked with him at Woodward Resource. Center. He loved to smile a lot. He will be missed.
Deborah Pitt RN on March 30, 2017 at 5:21 AM said:

I was blessed to be part of Alan's life in the past four years on a daily basis. He made me laugh, he was forgiving, he listened to me, he loved when I shared stories about my dogs and was able to communicate his feelings with facial expressions and his eyes . We had a favorite song on the country station "My Church". He truly was a good friend.
Beth A Voswinkel on March 24, 2017 at 4:55 PM said:

My deepest sympathies to all of you. I remember Alan from years ago. I remember how much your Mom and Dad loved him and took good care of him (I'm sure all of you did too!) It's very special that the employees where he lived enjoyed him ! Praise God that he is with your Mom and Dad in the Savior's arms now!! God's blessings!
Audrey Owen on March 24, 2017 at 10:08 AM said:

My sympathies to Nancy, Barbra, Louie, and Paul. Doug and I are thinking of you.

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