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Edward Vorel

August 25, 1919 — November 13, 2013

The family of Edward Vorel welcomes friends to a time of remembrance and celebration on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 3 – 6 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  A brief memorial service will be held at 6PM.  Private graveside services will be at a later date.  Ed died Wednesday, November 13 following a short illness, at the Iowa City Veteran's Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Edward Elmer Vorel was born August 25, 1919 in Ely, Iowa, the son of Louis and Agnes (Marash) Vorel.  He joined the United States Army in 1942 and served in Central Europe, Normandy, France and Germany.  He was discharged in 1945.  In 1962 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Schillig.  She died in 1982.  Throughout his life, he lived in Hills.  They had one dauther, Arlene.  Ed worked at many jobs including U-Smash Um I Fix Um and retired from the City of Iowa City.  He enjoyed gardening, especially growing raspberries.  He loved fishing and setting bank lines with his son – in – law, Scott Johnston.  Ed was an avid reader and had many magazine subscriptions which he loved to share with family and friends.  He loved his weekly outing with Arlene, especially going to the Kalona Bakery.  His favorite was rhubarb pie!  Ed's grandsons were the apple of his eye and he enjoyed spending time with them.   A family favorite was the annual July 4th celebration where family and friends would gather in his front yard to watch the parade in Hills.  Ed enjoyed attending the monthly potlucks with his friends at the Hills Community Center.

Survivors include his daughter; Arlene and husband Scott Johnston and his two grandsons; Ethan and Taylor Johnston all of Iowa City and one brother; Leonard and his wife Delores of Tiffin.

Preceding Ed in death was his wife, Kathleen; one brother, Marvin and his parents, Louis and Agnes Vorel.

The family of Ed Vorel would like to thank the staff at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty and the Veteran's Hospital staff for all their kindness and loving care of Ed.
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