Gamel, Eldon L.
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time: 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Mahn Funeral Home
Date: Friday, March 5, 2010
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel
Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, DeSoto
American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813
Eldon L. Gamel, 88, formerly of DeSoto passed away on March 1, 2010 at Parkland Hospital, Bonne Terre, MO. He had been in St. Joe Manor, Bonne Terre for a few months. He was born May 10, 1921 in Jamestown, Arkansas; the son of the late Lee and Letta (nee Donoho) Gamel. His wife, Anna "Alma" Gamel preceded him in death.
Eldon was a civil service employee for the Defense Mapping Agency in St. Louis, Missouri. He served his country and was a member of the United States Army. He was a member of the V.F.W. He enjoyed woodworking and working on his farm.
Mr. Gamel was the father of David Gamel, Ronald (Nancy) Gamel, and John (Sonja) Gamel all of Festus, Glenda (Ivars) Sturms, Belleville, IL, Martha (Charles) Bechtel of Sparks, NV, Mary LaBrier, St. Louis, MO, and Karen (Mike) Williams, DeSoto; grandfather of nineteen grandchildren; great-grandfather of twenty-two great grandchildren and great-great-grandfather of eleven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers: Eugene Gamel, Emil Gamel, Bryan Gamel, and two sisters: Glenna Fuehers and Shirley McMurray.
Officiating the funeral service will be Rev. Dennis Heck.