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Michael H. Parcel, 73, of Ottumwa, died at 10:52 a.m. January 18, 2017 at Ridgewood Specialty Care.
He was born November 25, 1943 in Ottumwa to Donald Wayne and Eva Mae Ballard Parcel. He married Patricia J. Lennie on August 10, 1967.
Michael was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He had worked for Golden Eagle Distributing, Home Oil Short Stop and retired from South Hy-Vee.
He was a member of Empire Masonic Lodge #269 A.F. & A.M. and the Buffalo Lodge.
Surviving is his wife, Pat; a daughter, Pamela (Wesley) Crowder of Ottumwa; a son, Michael (Wendi) Parcel of Ottumwa; 3 grandchildren, Tom Behymer, Shelby Behymer and Justice Parcel; a sister, Sue Hunter of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law, Kay Parcel of Pittsburg, KS
He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Phillip Parcel and infant twin sisters, Donna Juanita and Connie Wyneta Parcel.
His body has been cremated.
Visitation with the family present will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home followed by Masonic services at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.
Memorials may be made to Animal Rescue League of Iowa, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313 or Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 1149 Ottumwa, IA 52501.
Published on  January 19, 2017
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