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George D. Schakel Sr., 51, of 413 S. Milner, died at 11:10 a.m. January 8, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born January 14, 1966 in Ottumwa to Leonard C. and Mary Steele Schakel. He married Rebecca "Becky" Keeney on June 29, 1991.
George had worked for Amoco and for Pinkerton Security.
Surviving is his wife, Becky; his children, Lacey (Cory) Wiseman, George D. (Katie) Schakel Jr. and Jesse Schakel, all of Ottumwa; 4 grandchildren, Brayden Power, Alaina Schakel, Karleigh Wiseman and Karsyn Wiseman; 2 sisters, Cheryl Carnes and Christy (Bob) Stevens both of Ottumwa; a brother, David Schakel of North Liberty; and his mother, Dorothy Schakel of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Tina Marie Patti; brothers, Leonard "Rick" and Donald E. Schakel Sr.; and a grandson, George D. Schakel III.
His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Hickory Grove Community Church.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Published on January 23, 2018
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