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Lonnie Gene Radel

October 16, 1944 ~ March 21, 2020 (age 75)


Lonnie G. Radel, 75, of Wever, died at 9:31 AM Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center in Galesburg.

Born October 16, 1944, in Galesburg, IL, he was the son of Robert J. and Myrna Jo Scott Radel. On August 22, 1979, he married Carmen Nupp in Cottonwood Methodist Church, Coppock, IA. She later passed on November 1, 2009.

He worked as a truck driver in his younger years. He worked his way to become the Vice President/General manager at Heartland Packaging, a position he held for 22 years.

He graduated from Southeastern Community College with an Associate's Degree. 

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam and Korean Conflicts from September 21, 1967 until April 26, 1969 gaining many accolades during that time.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the firing range and trapshooting, and maintaining his hobby farm in Shelbyville, MO. He also enjoyed Buying, Selling & Trading anything that caught his eye. He was a member of the Mason's Lodge # 29 A.F.&A.M. for over 30 years as well as a member of the Keokuk Yacht Club. He loved spending time with his daughter Shauna (Ryan) Freitag and the grandkids. He loved to spend time outdoors with them camping and fishing.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Shauna (Ryan) Freitag of Danville, IA, Brenda Welch of Decatur, IL; four grandchildren, Olivia, Carson, and Lincoln Freitag, and Tristan Guzman; one brother, Ronnie (Vicki) Radel of Keokuk; one sister, Peggy (John) Rivas of Des Moines; and three newphews, Adam Radel, Jason Radel, and Weslee (Mary) Radel.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has been entrusted to the Prugh Crematory.

The Memorial Visitation for Lonnie will be from 10:00 AM until noon Saturday, July 25, 2020 Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home. Full Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be rendered at the conclusion of the Memorial Visitation.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.


Memorial Visitation
July 25, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

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