WILTON, Iowa -- Albert L. Garrels, 81, of Wilton, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his home.
Services will be at Bentley Funeral Home in Durant. The Rev. David Lawson will officiate. Organist will be Kathy Luethye. Pallbearers will be Gary Whittington, Howard Garrels Jr., Gary Connelly, Ken Connelly, Clarence Garrels and Bernard Garrels. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Wulf, Ron Schroeder, Richard Spengler, and Bob Rice. Burial will be at the Durant Cemetery, with military rites by the Bennett American Legion Post No. 104.
Memorials may be made to the Genesis Hospice in Davenport.
Mr. Garrels was born on June 25, 1919, in West Burlington, the son of Bert and Tacy Long Garrels. He married Nola H. Siemsen on Dec. 30, 1943, in Hugo, Okla.
He served in the Army from 1942 through 1946 with the 1346th Engineer Combat Battalion.
He farmed in Cedar County and retired from Occidental Company in Buffalo in 1982.
He enjoyed traveling, being outdoors and with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Bennett American Legion Post No. 104.
Survivors include his wife, Nola Garrels of Wilton; a son, Barry Garrels and his wife, JoAnn, of Davenport; two grandsons, Patrick Garrels of Davenport and Stan Garrels of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a step grandson, Staff Sgt. Eric Huebner of Edgewood, Md.; a great-granddaughter, Brittny Garrels; a great-grandson, Alex Garrels; a sister, Myrtle Whittington and her husband, Paul, of Agency.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bert Barrels; his mother, Tacy Garrels; a sister, Eva Knox; four brothers, Cecil Clarence, Howard and Virgil Garrels.