Donald Floyd Alphs
Donald Alphs, 91, of Britt passed away Friday, May 18, 2018 at Westview Care Center in Britt, Iowa.
Memorial services for Donald Alphs will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Britt Zion Church of the Nazarene, 195 2nd Street South West, in Britt with Pastor Chris Burrell officiating. Private family burial will be held.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Donald Floyd Alphs, the son of Adolph and Gerta (Eggum) Alphs, was born on April 7, 1927, on a farm outside of Thompson, Iowa. Donald grew up on the farm and attended country school until the 8th grade.
Don started his passion of farming before enlisting in the United States Army. He served in the occupation forces in Japan at the end of World War II.
Following his discharge from the service, Don married Irma Eden on November 25, 1947 at the Woden Christian Reformed Church. The couple made their home on a farm southwest of Woden, where they raised their three children.
Next to his faith in Jesus Christ, farming was his passion. His wife of 65 years labored side by side with him daily, in work and in worship. After retirement, Don volunteered at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake. He truly enjoyed people and people enjoyed him. He was always around to give an encouraging word and smile.
Don is survived by his daughter Connie and husband, David; son Mike and his wife, Deb; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; along with extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 65 years, Irma, son Bob, and his siblings.