Arlin Driesen

Arlin (A.J.) Driesen, age 55, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Kevin Muyskens officiating.

Burial in East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Monday, May 7, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Arlin (A.J.) Driesen was born on October 18, 1956 in Sioux Center, Iowa. He was the son of Henry J. and Harriet (Gerritsen) Driesen. He lived his youth in rural Hull, Iowa where he attended Hull Christian Grade School and Boyden-Hull High School, where he graduated.

He married Sheri Driesen of Boyden, Iowa on October 21, 1983 in Hull, Iowa. They lived in Hull for two years and then moved to rural Sheldon, where they raised their five children. They later divorced.

Arlin was an over-the-road truck driver. He owned his own trucking business and drove for Van-Hof Trucking, for many years, finishing his career transporting livestock.

Arlin enjoyed spending time with his children. They enjoyed canoeing, cookouts and tent camping together at the Lakes, Yankton, and Paullina.

He cheered for the Green Bay Packers and was an avid stock car and drag racing fan.

Arlin will be remembered as an easy going person who took pride in his business and children and was content with life.

He was a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon.

He died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Adam Driesen of Sheldon, IA, Alex Driesen and fiancée Meagan Van Engen of Omaha, NE, Andrew Driesen of Sioux Falls, SD, Shelby Driesen of Sioux Falls, SD, Shea Driesen of Sheldon, IA; his mother: Harriet Driesen of Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center, IA; one sister: Wilma and husband Bob Brink of Sheldon, IA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Driesen.

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