Harold Leslie Pagel, 96, a life long resident of Tama until April 1, 2007, passed away, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m,. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.
Harold was born on Nov. 6, 1915, in rural Tama. He was the fourth son born to August Joseph and Mary (Bahrenfuss) Pagel.
Harold attended Tama Public Schools graduating from Tama High School in 1932.
Harold Leslie Pagel
Harold and Darlene Violet Appelgate were united in marriage on Dec. 3, 1938, at the parsonage of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Darlene died May 5, 2006, at the age of 87.
Harold was a charter member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was an active member all his life.
While living in Iowa City, Harold attended Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Liberty. He also enjoyed attending the Monday Quarterback Club promoting University of Iowa sports and had season tickets to the women's basketball games. Harold most enjoyed spending time with family and the memories he shared of years gone by were priceless.
Harold was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his friends from the Tama-Toledo Country Club. He played in the Iowa Senior Golf Tournaments each summer prior to moving to Iowa City.
Harold worked for many years for Winters Dairy, then Borden Dairy in Marshalltown. Upon retirement he worked at several other jobs but thoroughly enjoyed his years as Tama County Court Baliff. He often talked of the many friendships he made while there.
Preceding Harold in death were his parents; his three brothers, Vern, Earl and Lyle Pagel; and his wife Darlene after 67 years of marriage.
Survivors include his son, Roger (Mariedith) Pagel, Bellevue, NE, daughter, Kay (Curt) Olthoff, Iowa City; five grandchildren, Scott (Angie) Pagel, Taichong, Taiwan, Shawn (Michelle) Pagel, Aurora, Colo., Shelby (Lance) Bartlett, Bellevue, Neb., Kelli Olthoff, Coralville, and Christopher (Kami) Olthoff, North Liberty; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established.