Alan Patrick Laverty, 71

Alan Patrick Laverty, 71, passed away in the comfort of his home in Laurel, Iowa on Thursday, August 18, 2016. A graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Graceland Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. with Military Honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #839 and American Legion Posts. Memorials may be made to the family to be used at a later date. For condolences, please feel free to contact www.Mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234.

Alan Laverty was born on August 4, 1945, to Paul and Mary (Spence) Laverty in Marshalltown. He was raised in Laurel, Iowa and attended Marshalltown Community College. After his college experience, Alan enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served his country during the Vietnam War, stationed in Phu Bai. After his time spent in the service, Alan settled in Laurel to pursue a life of farming. He married Judy Bloom, also of Laurel, and had two children.

Alan was an outdoor man who enjoyed gardening and fishing. He also enjoyed writing poetry, learning about history and listening to Bob Dylan and country music. He was also an avid Hawkeyes fan.

Left to cherish Alan’s memory are his son Patrick (Abbe) Laverty, of Phoenix, Arizona and daughter Margaret (Ryan) Laverty, of Toledo, Iowa; two granddaughters Kaylie Lynds and Mac Kenna Rose, and sister Linda Latham.

Alan is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Laverty.