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Harry C. Capell, 99, of Ottumwa, died at 9:25 p.m. December 11, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
He was born March 24, 1918 in Wyandotte County, Kansas City, KS. He married Arlene Handy on June 28, 1945 and they later divorced.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on Shore Patrol stationed at the Ottumwa Naval Air Base. He worked for John Deere Ottumwa Works and then worked for the Ottumwa Police Department, serving as Chief of Police from 1964 until retiring in 1975.
Surviving is his son, Gregory Capell (Rose); 2 grandchildren, Karisa Capell Greene and Jamie Keller; 4 great-grandchildren, Mikayla Gutherie, Spencer Fuller, Dawson Greene and Madilyn Greene; and a great-great-grandson, Julian Johnson.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles and Fred Capell.
Private entombment will be in Shrine of Memories Mausoleum.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 12, 2017
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