Larry D. Garrels, 80, retired from the Navy after 30 years’ service

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Larry D. Garrels

Larry D. Garrels

Larry D. Garrels, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Arcadia, Iowa, to the late William and Henrietta Garrels.

He dedicated 30 years of service to the U.S. Navy and retired in 1986 as an E-8.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Larry Dean and David Alan; brother, Lyle Garrels; and sister, Donna Roberts.

Larry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shelby Garrels; son, Garry Garrels; daughter-in-law, Michelle; brother, Alan D. Garrels; sister, LaVonne Boege; grandchildren, Alisha Easley, Robbie Garrels, Jeromy Garrels, Daniel Garrels, Angela Hoffman, Shawn Hoffman and Celina Santiago; and great-grandchildren, Jessie Dean Easley and Garrett Easley; and many nieces and nephews.

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