South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2011|
Allan Lefkow passed away April 22.
He was born in Mitchell South Dakota the son of the late Irving and Bessie Lefkow. When he was five years old his family moved to Sioux City, IA. There his family owned and operated Lefkow Supply Co. Al graduated from high school at Sioux City Central in 1957. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in Chemical Engineering he returned to Sioux City and joined his father in the family business until 1969 when he and Cari moved to Des Moines Iowa with their children and opened Builders Kitchen and Supply Co. Al and Cari lived in Des Moines until moving to Scottsdale 16 years ago.
He will be remembered as the most courageous and gentle man by his loving family and many friends. He spent the last 2 ? years of his life valiantly fighting cancer. Until the very end he was to be found spending his every waking hour enjoying his loving family, his many friends, joy of golf, poker and bridge.
Left to remember him are his beloved wife of 50 years, Cari Stern Lefkow; daughter, Debbie (Jon) Rosenberg of Scottsdale; sons, Bruce (Liz) Lefkow of Des Moines and Ed (Stephanie) Lefkow of Minneapolis; nine grandchildren, Katie, Laura, Lindsey and Alex, Aaron, Shoshana and Ella Lefkow, Danielle and Jessica Rosenberg; sister, Janet McCabe of Boulder, sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lou and Norm Engman of Scottsdale, Jeanne Swenson of Union Gap, Washington; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Bess Lefkow and sister Joan Marer.
Funeral will be held at Mount Sinai Cemetery on Sunday, April 24, 2011. Contribution, in lieu of flowers, may be sent in his name to: Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.
Published in Des Moines Register on April 23, 2011
Mount Sinai Cemetery
Created by: Lisa Trevino(pettit)
Record added: Apr 23, 2011
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