Arnold Wayne Ferrel, 73, of Burlington, died at 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at his home.
Born December 27, 1943, in Ottumwa, he was the son of Archie and Lois Ferrel. On January 24, 1981, he married Christine Yvonne Mark in Burlington. She died on September 7, 2016.
Arnold worked as a forklift driver for Champion for 48 years.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving from 1963-1967.
Arnold loved cruising around in his trucks, cars, can am and anything with wheels. He finally got to see his Cubbies win the World Series. He enjoyed playing Mahjong, watching NASCAR, cheering on Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Sr. and collecting coins. Arnold's greatest joy was watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren run amok.
Survivors include one son, Derrick Jennings of Oakville; two daughters, Teresa Ferrel of Oakville and Jessica Ferrel of Burlington; five grandchildren, Laura (Bryant) Wilson, Emily Rios, Silke Jennings, Will Rios and Sydnee Brown; five great-grandchildren, Elliot, Isaiah, Taryn, Madelene and Kirah and one niece, Jackie.
He is preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother, Raymond.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Monday, February 13, 2017 where the family will receive friends at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The memorial service for Mr. Ferrel will be 2:00 pm Monday, February 13, 2017, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Wally Reynolds officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.