|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1954|
Des Moines County
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 2011|
Kenneth Eugene Garrels, 57, of New London, died Monday, March 7, 2011 at his home in New London.
Kenny was born March 4, 1954 in Burlington,Iowa and he is the son of Miles Frederick and Doris Jeanette Summers Garrels. He is a 1972 graduate of New London High School where he lettered in football and wrestling. After high school he worked at the J.I. Case company in Burlington, Iowa. He is a member of the New London United Methodist Church. He owned and operated a mobile home rental and repair business for many years. He enjoyed mushrooming, gardening, friday night friends, all sports especially football and the Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Jamaica, and his dog Dizzy.
Kenny is survived by his father and step-mother, Miles and Lucille Garrels of New London:one sister, Judy (David) Rounds of Salt Lake City: one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris. NOTE: His sister Judy Garrels Rounds passed later this same year from cancer. Her Findagrave# is 70669164.
There will be no funeral service for Mr. Garrels. Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 12, at Elliott Chapel, New London and the family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Burial is in Burge Cemetery.
Kenny's great great grandpa Wert and Sarah Weedra Garrels came from Hanover, Germany to the United States about 1867, bringing their sons,Herman, Albert, Willard and Joe. Wert's naturalization date is June 14, 1879. They farmed west of Sperry in Des Moines County. Herman L. Garrels (1865-1938) married Louisa Myers and they moved to a farm northwest of New London about 1913. Their children were John F., Elmer S., and Herman.
Kenny's grandpa John F. Garrels (1899-1968) married Ruth Beattie, and they farmed north of New London on the Mt. Union road until 1963, when they moved to town on the north side of the New London town square. Their children were Irwin and Miles.
Kenny is my "first love" and my "high school sweetheart" and we will always... share this "lifelong connection".
Miles Frederick Garrels (1926 - 2016)
Doris Jeanette Summers Jones (1929 - 2006)
Dean F Garrels (1949 - 1949)*
Judy Jeanette Garrels Rounds (1950 - 2011)*
Kenneth Eugene Garrels (1954 - 2011)
Created by: BrookieCookie
Record added: Mar 08, 2011
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