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Alan Edward Philbrook

October 14, 1962 ~ September 21, 2022 (age 59) 59 Years Old


Alan Edward Philbrook, 59, of Gunder, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, after a battle with cancer. He was born on October 14, 1962, in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Herbert and Mildred (Moser) Philbrook. Alan was raised and educated in Guttenberg and was a 1981 graduate of Guttenberg High School.

On June 23, 1990, Alan was united in marriage to Kimberly “Kim” Knospe.  Alan worked as a cabinet maker across the United States, spending time in Boston, Seattle, Wisconsin and Iowa. In 2004, Alan attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Janesville. Due to health reasons, he retired after his schooling. Alan really enjoyed his computer games and reading.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Kim Philbrook of Gunder; his sister, Vicki (Mike) Ethridge of Rockford, Illinois; one brother, Richard (Jennifer) Philbrook of Oregon, Wisconsin; several nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and his baby girl, “Zeva”, the four-legger.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Herb Philbrook; his parents-in-law, Kay and Keith Knospe; a niece, Nicole Philbrook; a nephew, Darren Knospe; and two sisters-in-law.

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Graveside Service
September 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethel Cemetery
Osterdock, IA 52052