John J. Garrelts, 86, of Hannibal, died at 8:47 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Pastor Michael Stoerger of St. John’s Lutheran Church will officiate.
Mr. Garrelts was born on November 8, 1926, in Monroe City, MO. the son of Henry G. and Mattie Huls Garrelts. He married Kathleen Benson in 1954, and she preceded him in death in 1988.   
His parents, two daughters: Veda Jones and Brenda Garrelts; four brothers; Ivan Garrelts, Lee Garrelts, Julius Garrelts and Orley Garrelts; three sisters: Shirley Hawn, Helen Roberts and Wilma Ash preceded him in death.
He is survived by a daughter, Sandy Rimmer of Springfield, IL; a sister, Henrietta Gardner of Monroe City, MO; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Emmette J. Shields American Legion.
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