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 Eldon Gustav Kregel

Eldon Gustav Kregel

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Death 21 Aug 2011 (aged 82)
Burial Monona, Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 79578612 · View Source
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Eldon Gustav Fred Kregel, 82, Monona, Iowa, died Sunday, August 21, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center, West Union, Iowa. Eldon was born on October 9, 1928, rural Luana, Iowa, to Gustav and Martha (Voelz) Kregel. Eldon was baptized on November 4, 1928 and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, Iowa, on June 10, 1945. He attended Eno Country School through the eighth grade.

Eldon was drafted into the United States Army on July 10, 1951. He received his training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Following his basic training, Eldon was sent to leadership school and was then shipped overseas to Korea. Eldon made the rank of C.P.L. and Section Leader for the 19th Engr. Combat Group, 92nd Searchlight Company. He was honorably discharged 1953.

Eldon was united in marriage to Marita Jaeger in Elkader, Iowa, on June 29, 1954. Seven children were born to this union. Eldon farmed for many years and also worked for Double L, Britz-Hedbrink and Tech Space. Eldon was baptized and confirmed into the Roman Catholic faith in 1975. He was a member of the American Legion, St. Patrick Service Society and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marita Kregel, Monona; seven children, Sharon Kregel, Ladson, SC, Sandy (Alan) Coleman, Monona, Julie Kregel, Bluffton, Scott (Denise) Kregel, Monona, Neil (Kim) Kregel, Waukon, Rhonda (Loren) Ihde, Fayette, L'Dean (AnnMarie) Kregel, Champaign, IL; twenty grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren (and two more on the way); one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Donald (Jane) Kregel, Luana; his in-laws, Norma Engelken, Dyersville, Bob (Betty) Jaeger, Dubuque, Raymond Jaeger, Dumous, TX, Roland Jaeger, Ladson, SC, Frances Jaeger, Dubuque, Eileen Jaeger, Guttenberg; many nieces and nephews; his best friends, James Farmer, Gunder, Bonnie Meek, Odon, IN and his extended family and friends at the West Union Good Samaritan Society.

Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Martha Kregel; two brothers, Gordon Kregel and Gerald Kregel in infancy; his in-laws, Lavon Kregel, Albert and Lucille Jaeger, Lorraine and Adolph Wolter, Dorothy and Russell Cole, George Jaeger, Don and Wilma Jaeger, Joseph Jaeger, Evelyn and Elmer Scherbring, Walter Engelken, Susie Jaeger, Shirley Jaeger, Vicki Jaeger, Reva Mae Jaeger and his special friend from the army, Karl Meek.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 2-8 pm with a Scripture Service at 7:30 pm, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa, and one hour before mass time at the church on Friday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011, at 10:30 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona, Iowa. The Rev. Greg Bahl will be the celebrant.

Burial will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona, Iowa, with military honors.


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  • Maintained by: P2-ABQ
  • Originally Created by: Marcia Bollman Harris -homebodytwo
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79578612
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eldon Gustav Kregel (9 Oct 1928–21 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79578612, citing Saint Patricks Cemetery, Monona, Clayton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by P2-ABQ (contributor 46493302) .