Howard Duane Varvel, 75, of Yarmouth, died at 3:12 PM Friday, September 8, 2017, at the Great River Hospice House.
Born August 24, 1942, in Burlington, he was the son of Hazel Williams and Harrison "Dutch" Varvel.
Mr. Varvel was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Ames Construction as a heavy construction operator.
Surviving children include two daughters, Sherry Lynn Varvel Willis and Shawna Varvel Buckhannon.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for PAW Animal Shelter.
Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Prugh-Thielen. There will no formal services and the burial will be at Keokuk National Cemetery.
A service summary is not available