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Louisa/Laura Trissa MYERS
John Franklin "Frank" WICKHAM
Flora Ann IRWIN
Herman Edward GARRELS
Hazel Belle WICKHAM
Wilbur Dean GARRELS


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1. Living

2. Helen Ann HOLMAN

Wilbur Dean GARRELS 2

  • Born: 19 Oct 1931, Marion Twp, Henry Co, IA 2
  • Marriage (2): Helen Ann HOLMAN on 17 Apr 1982 in Young Co, TX 1
  • Died: 24 Dec 2015, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co, NC at age 84 3
  • Buried: Ashes Scattered 3

bullet  General Notes:

IA, COUNTY BIRTHS, 1880-1935:
Name: Wilbur Dean Garrels
Event: Birth
Event Date: 19 Oct 1931
Event Place: Marion Township, Henry, Iowa, United States
Gender: Male
Father: Herman E Garrels
Mother: Hazel Wickham
Film Number: 1750238
Digital Folder Number: 4266321
Image Number: 00194

Military: served in US Air Force 1952-1956

Occupation: designer, Rexham Corp, Mathew, NC

TX DIVORCE INDEX, 1968- 2002:
Wilbur D. Garrels, 50, b.~1932, and Lela M. (Garrels), 48, b.~1934, divorced March 1982 in Wichita Co. They had married Oct. 8, 1950.

Wilbur D. Garrels, 50, b.~1932 married "Holen" A. Holman, 42, b.~1940 on Apr. 17, 1982 in Young Co, TX.

OBIT: Winston-Salem -
October 19, 1931 - December 24, 2015 Wilbur Garrels, 84, passed away on December 24, 2015. He was born in Mt Pleasant, IA and graduated from high school there in 1949. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. He then worked as a farmer and was very involved with the National Farmers Organization. Wilbur also designed electrical and mechanical components for his own business and other companies. His work in this industry took him to Texas, then to Winston-Salem. Wilbur really loved to talk with people, enjoyed volunteering at his church, and was an avid reader. Wilbur is survived by Lela Hadrava, the mother of his children; his daughters, Laura Smith, JoAnn Williams, and Barbara Helenschmidt; his stepsons, James, David, and Steve Morrissey; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his second wife, Helen; his stepson, Scott Morrissey; and his grandson, Nicholas Smith. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 20 at 2 pm at Unity Church, 108 Hewes Street, Winston-Salem, NC.


Wilbur married Living


Wilbur next married Helen Ann HOLMAN, daughter of Living and Living, on 17 Apr 1982 in Young Co, TX.1 (Helen Ann HOLMAN was born on 4 Apr 1940 in El Paso Co, TX 5 and died on 2 Aug 2010 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co, NC 6.)



1 TX Marriage Index, 1966-2002.

2 IA, County Births, 1880-1935.

3 Info from JoAnn Garrels Williams.

4 TX Divorce Index, 1968-2002.

5 TX Birth Index, 1903-1997.

6 Social Security Death Index.

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