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Funeral services for Don William Agan, 76, of Knoxville, who died on Friday, February 2, 2001, at Pella Regional Health Center, were held on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Paul R. Tomlinson officiated at the services.

Music was provided by Jim Kidder, organist, and Wayne and Janet Westberg, vocalists. Masonic services were held on Monday, February 5, at Bybee Davis funeral Home.

Interment was at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

Casket bearers were J Scott, Bob Severns, Iry Westberg, Gabby Helmers, John Smith, Ralph Gullion, Rich Edwards, and Harrison Hesseltine. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Kecy, Max Smith, Wayne Smith, Ancil Borchert, Jake Hoeksema, Slim Jones, Bill Lundy, Kevin Pearson, Bob McCorkle, Stanley Gullion, and Garth Carruthers.

Don was born on June 4, 1924, in Columbia, the son of Noel and Veneti May Agan. He graduated from the 8th grade at the age of 12 and then assisted his dad with farming, due to his dad’s poor health.

He married Carol De Joode and to this union, a daughter, Diana Carol, was born.

Don also had three daughters, Jeanetta Sue, Deborah Ann, and Nancy Annette from a previous marriage to Janice Blackman. Don held numerous jobs in addition to farming until he began selling cars in 1953.

In 1963, Don gave up farming and became a partner in the Edwards and Agan Ford-Mercury garage. In 1970, he entered into partnership with Jim Fleming.

He retired in 1987 due to health problems. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gavel Lodge No. 229 A.F. A.M. in Attica, and Tadmor Chapter No. 18 R.A.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents; youngest sister, Dorothy; and an infant granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Sue and Jim Boughn of Topeka, Kan., Debbie Rowley, Nancy Stanton, and Diana and Kent Borchert all of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Twila Agan and Lois and Tommy Anderson of Chariton; and many other family members and friends.

Father: Noel Ernest Agan (1899 – 1965)
Mother: Veneti May Agan (1896 – 1975)
Spouse: Carol J. DeJoode Borchert (1939 – 2015)

Twila May Agan (1918 – 2004)
Dorothy Jean Agan (1927 – 1994)