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Shelby Agan

June 13, 1980 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 38)


Shelby Eugene Agan was born June 13, 1980, to Earl and Paula (Steinbach) Agan in Des Moines, Iowa.  He passed away on April 17, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Shelby grew up in Des Moines and was a 1998 graduate of Lincoln High School.  After high school, he attended  OPCMIA Apprenticeship School. Most recently he worked for Casey’s General Store as a gas hauler.

On April 9, 2005, Shelby was united in marriage to Alison Vander Wilt in Sully.  To this union they were blessed with three sons: Kyler, Boston and Merrick. 

Shelby was very close to his family, especially his boys.  They were his best friends. He loved Jeeping and fishing with them and making them laugh. He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a hand. He called several of his family members and friends every day just to chat. He was quite the story-teller, always reminiscing about the past. While sometimes inappropriate and poorly timed, his jokes were the best. You could always count on him for a good laugh. Shelby even played tricks on his nurses at the hospital. Riding and working on his Jeep were his favorite pastimes. He was a fan of the Packers, Red Sox and Iowa Hawkeyes. Shelby was a man of quiet faith and attended Sully Community Church. He loved giving gifts but could never keep a secret.

Shelby was preceded in death by his grandparents: Earl Sr. and Myrna Agan and Mary Steinbach; and his great-grandmother Leah Newbury.  


Those left to cherish his memory. . .

His wife Alison Agan

Their sons:

            Kyler, Boston and Merrick

His Parents:

Earl and Paula Agan


            Robert Steinbach

His brother:

            Shane and Heather Agan

                        Jude and Lennon

His sister:

            Shauna and Jeremy Barnaskas


His parents-in-law:

Gary and Dee Vander Wilt

His sisters-in-law:

            Shawna and Ed Goemaat

                        Megan and Adam Pothoven

                        Andrew, Kathryn and Matthew

            Robin and Darin Morvant

                        Travis and Tayler Morvant

                                    Dawson and Quorra

                        Bayley, Maximus

His brother-in-law:

            Trevor and Janae Vander Wilt

                     Tyke, Sadie, Gunnar, Deacon, Charity & Betsy

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shelby Agan, please visit our floral store.


April 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sully Community Church
12559 S. 92nd Ave E
Sully, IA 50251

Celebration of Life
April 23, 2019

10:30 AM
Sully Community Church
12559 S. 92nd Ave E
Sully, IA 50251

Interment following funeral service
April 23, 2019

Sully Cemetery
12772-12798 County Road F62
Sully, IA 50251


Agan Boys' Education Fund
301 7th Avenue, Sully IA 50251

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