In memory of

Kevin Garrels

February 26, 1969 - January 3, 2020
From: Lake View, IA
Kevin Garrels

Kevin Garrels

Born: February 26, 1969
Died: January 3, 2020
Age: 50
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   Kevin Garrels, age 50 of Chapin, IA, formerly of Lake View, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 3, 2020, while at work in Sheffield, IA. Kevin Lynn Garrels was born on February 26, 1969, in Manning, IA, to parents Gerald and Barbara Garrels (Friesner). He grew up and attended school in Lake View where he was a football and track star during his high school years. After graduation, Kevin attended NIACC in Mason City, IA.

   In March of 1990, Kevin married Corina Fellmet. This union was blessed with four children: Charissa, Bryce, Chelsi, and Marisa. They later divorced. Kevin happily spent the last 7 years with the love of his life and best friend, Julie Payer. Julie’s sons, Dunovan, Marcus, and Lucas also held a very special place in Kevin’s heart.

   Over the years, Kevin worked at Van Diest Supply Company in Webster City, IA, Tri Lite Windows in Boone, IA, Percival Scientific Incorporated in Perry, IA, and was currently working at Sukup Manufacturing Company in Sheffield. He loved all sports.  He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Kevin also enjoyed watching the North Iowa Bulls Hockey team.

    Above all, Kevin loved his family. His children and grandchildren meant the world to him. They, along with all of his loved ones, siblings, and dear friends, will miss him deeply.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his love, Julie Payer of Chapin, IA; his children: Charissa (Jeff) Haman of Stratford, IA, Bryce (Ariel Schlief) Garrels of Fort Dodge, IA, Chelsi (Zach Milligan) Garrels of Coalville, IA, and Marisa (Riley Mishler) Garrels of Webster City, IA; Julie’s children: Dunovan, Marcus, and Lucas McKinnon all of Mason City, IA; grandchildren: Alexis and Carter Haman, Braylee, Bruce, Bria, and Brentley Milligan; siblings: Susan (Marvin) Stueland of Webster City, IA, Dennis (Penny) Garrels of Lake View, IA, Roland (Annie) Garrels of Cypress, CA, Connie (Bob) Taylor of Newell, IA, Jim (Lisa) Garrels of Lake View, IA, Tammy (Darwin) Huseman of Pomeroy, IA, and sister-in-law Kris Garrels of Ankeny, IA; many extended family members and friends. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Barbara Garrels; and brother Steven Garrels.



11:00 a.m., Wednesday
January 15, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa

Pastor Laurel Westerkamp
4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday
January 14, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
At A Later Date
Wheatland Prebyterian Cemetery
Breda, Iowa


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Our love and prayers to all of Kevinís sweet family. So sorry for your loss of father, grandfather, and friend. Sad not to be with you at this difficult time. ”
- Greg and Polly Rinehart
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:24 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our prayers. The Bohnenkamps”
- Jeff Bohnenkamp
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:58 PM
“So sorry for you loss! We knew Kevin from the restaurant in town. He always had a joke to tell and a smile on his face. Prayers for all. ”
- Hensley Family
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:58 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Julie I remember from hockey how happy you two were together. Cherish your memories ❤️”
- Jodi Mariner
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:58 PM
“I'm deeply saddened for Kevin's family, children, and grandchildren. Hugs and prayers to the entire family at this tragic time. Thinking and praying for you all...”
- Carolyn Pederson
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 9:50 AM
“So very sorry for your loss of Kevin. Prayers,hugs and sympathy to Susan Stueland and family, and all of the Garrels family 😥😥😥”
- Brenda Hanlin
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 9:50 AM
“Connie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Kevin. It is so hard to lose a dear brother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow.”
- Linda Brown
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:45 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to his family. Prayers ”
- John & Teresa Drilling
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