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Joel was born on April 13, 1933 and passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Joel was a resident of Rochelle, Illinois at the time of passing.

He attended Iowa City High there and later graduated from the University of Iowa physical education department.

Between high school and college, Joel enlisted and served from 1952-56 in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, assigned to the Pacific atoll of Enewetak during nuclear testing operations.

The visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joel's memory to the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library.

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