Valley Funeral Home Obituary: Agen, John L.

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Agen, John L.
John L. "Jack" Agen passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at his home. John was born on January 9, 1929 in Appleton, son of the late Raymond J. and Nelda (Meyer) Agen. In the 40's, their family ran Agen & Sons Dairy on Richmond Street in Appleton. Jack worked at their family owned business with his father, Raymond J, brother, Raymond D and his Uncle Bob Agen. After about a year, they moved to the State of Washington. Jack enlisted in the Navy Seabees when he was 17. He worked in trucking for two years, active in Guam, Okinawa, and Pearl Harbor, where he was assigned to the submarine group until he was discharged. He was in the reserves for five years and worked in communications in Pasco, WA. He was proud to honor and serve his country. The American flag meant the world to him & each day it was an honor to raise & fly the flag.

Jack moved to Richland, WA where he married Delores (Denney) Aman and started his family. For many years he owned Jack's Drive-in in Kennewick, WA. He lived in Alaska for 11 years and worked at ATU, Local 1547, as an installer and he also did repair work. He worked for various contract companies as a lineman, cable splicer, and supervisor. He worked for GTE in Washington for over 10 years. Jack also worked at Hanford Nuclear Plant in Richland where Plutonium was made for the A-bomb. While working at Hanford, he was exposed to radiation & asbestos which year's later caused colorectal & liver cancers, asbestosis, and an asbestos related lung disease. Jack was a proud life-time member of the Richland VFW Post 7952 and Post 2778 in Wisconsin. He was a member of the IBEW Local 77 for over 60 years. Jack made friends with whomever he met. He was fun, loving, and had an outgoing personality. He loved to dance, collect caps, & cut the lawn on his John Deere mower. Jack is survived by his four children, Denney (Kathi) Agen, Mt. Lake Terrace, WA and their children, Jeremy and Mandi; Gaylene (Jeff) Lembcke, Kennewick, WA; Brad (Debbie) Agen, Kennewick, WA and their children Chad, Nikki, and Michelle; Scott (Tamara) Agen, Post Falls, ID and their children, Lexis and Jordan; former wife, Delores (Denney) Aman, long-time partner Dorothy Plumb; and many great-grandchildren. Jack is further survived by his sister, Judy (Larry) Azure, LaConner, WA and their children, Darlene, Debbie and Andrew; his brother Ray's children, Mike, Wendy, and Pat, all of Alaska and Ray J. Agen, Oregon. Additional special survivors include Janice Siebers, Lillian Lucas, Verna Lou Zirbel (friend Willard Gallau), Annabelle & Bronnie Stroud, Faye Mader, Art Siebers, Howard Meyer, Walter Reynolds, Carol Klevesahl and Joyce Murray. Jack is also survived by his many good friends, Scott (Norma) Harrold; Tom (Jackie) Mace; Ed Baur; Connie Rudd; Don (Jan) Utschig; Leonard (Marilyn) Bradley; Dave Kelly, Roxanne Short, Beverly Burke. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Raymond J & Nelda (Meyer) Agen; his brother, Ray D. Agen; daughter in law, Karen Agen; & many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Jack was so very thankful to have four beautiful, loving, and giving children. He always said he was so blessed to have a wonderful family. Jack extends his love to Wendy Siebers and a very special thank you to her family, Janice and her children, Dennis and Lynn, Gary and Diane, Dale and Sharon, Rick and Sandy, Cindy and Richard, and Scott for their acceptance, love, care, & support. A memorial gathering will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK, Star of Hope Chapel, 3131 N. Richmond Street, Appleton. Inurnment will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Garden of Valor in the Veterans Memorial section of the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Dr. Bar-Lev and his staff, the Tower Collaborative Care Team (especially Amy), and the many friends Jack made at The Landing, Wolf Rivers Edge, and the Beefeater. Thank you to all for the friendship shared with Jack and for making his life enjoyable. If we have missed thanking anyone, please know that Jack is aware of your special feelings & thanks you for being a part of his life.

Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St.
920-733-5435
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