Shantel Christine (Ahn) Ploen
March 28, 1986 - July 15, 2019

Shantel Christine (Ahn) Ploen

Shantel Christine (Ahn) Ploen
Mar 28, 1986 - Jul 15, 2019

Shantel Christine (Ahn) Ploen
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Shantel Christine (Ahn) Ploen, age 33 of Schaller, Iowa passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax. Burial will follow at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the family to help with funeral costs and checks can be made out to Kiel. Condolences may be left at

The daughter of Gary and Diane (Prescott) Ahn, Shantel was born on March 28, 1986 in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Colfax Mingo High School in 2004 and went to receive her associate degree from Western Iowa Technical Community College. On November 7, 2009, she was united in marriage to Kiel Ploen in Colfax. She worked as a dental assistant at the Family Dental Center in Storm Lake for 11 years. She enjoyed crocheting, hiking, biking, reading, cooking and spending time with her dogs, Panther and Boomer. She also enjoyed traveling and had been to Maine, Mackinac, Michigan, Costa Rica and Oregon and many others. Shantel was a member of the Tuel Shed Training Team.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Kiel; father, Gary (Dee) Ahn; grandparents, Wava May and Jimmie Renfro and her siblings, Leah (Jason) Toering and David Case. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins and a half-sister, Shelley. Preceding Shantel in death was her mother, Diane; son, Maddox Jimmie Ploen; and an aunt, Melody Wright.


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Mallory Roling on Jul 19, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Shantel was such a pleasure to be around. Her smile was so contagious. I will miss seeing her walk around town and most of all miss her razzing me during football season. For you Shantel I will root for the Packers this year 💛💚

Denise Bissell on Jul 18, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. Shantel was a wonderful and beautiful person. Denise Bissell

Bekah Hansen on Jul 18, 2019

First day in the new office

Amy Sherlock on Jul 17, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Shantel for many years. She was a sweet soul and I will always treasure her as a friend.

Pam Mahoney on Jul 17, 2019

So sorry for your lose. Our prayers are with you.

Pat Jesse on Jul 17, 2019

Shantel's family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers

Steven Smith on Jul 17, 2019

A beautiful soul! Will miss her laugh, smile and sharing crochet items with her!!!

Tina Frank on Jul 17, 2019

I loved seeing her at the Dentist office always so cheerful and pleasent. I saw you 2 our walking your dogs she looked so happy. I will miss see her. My deepest sympathy to you all.Tina Frank

Pegi Cavanaugh, Storm Lake, Iowa on Jul 17, 2019

I think I will always be able to "hear" your laugh in my was something you did alot. Your sense of humor....that awful elf hat for Christmas....pretending you were over 5 feet tall...your beautiful c omplexion.....your beautiful eyes......I will remember you, Kiddo....I will remember you.....

Susan Kruckenberg on Jul 17, 2019

Heartfelt sympathy

Tam Swihart Gulling Lines on Jul 16, 2019

Gary, Dee and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tam Gulling Lines



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Coburn Funeral Home
24 W Howard Street
Colfax, Iowa 50045
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Howard Street Christian Church
101 N Locust Street
Colfax, Iowa 50054
1:00 PM
Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery.

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