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September 12, 1994


Services for Thomas G. Havel, 59, Camdenton, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Camdenton, Mo.

Mr. Havel died Saturday, Sept. 10, 1994, at Belton Research Hospital, Belton, Mo., following a heart attack.

He was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Washington County, Iowa, the son of George and Marguerite Kos Havel. He graduated from Riverside (Iowa) High School in 1952 and from the University of Iowa in 1962, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He had been plant manager and vice president of manufacturing at Flexel Inc. cellophane plant, at Tecumseh since 1986. He was employed at the DuPont plant in Clinton, Iowa, in 1962 and transferred to Tecumseh in 1968.

He was past district commander of the U.S. Power Squadron, area president of the National Business Leadership Conference of Junior Achievement Inc. and a member of the Methodist Church. He also was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was married to Sheryl Shoemaker in June 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Denise Lemon, Coralville, Iowa, and Janalee Jones, Belton, Mo.; three sisters, Jean Fox and MaryAnne Swailes, both of Ainsworth, Iowa, and Nancy Strabala, Coggan, Iowa; his stepmother, Marie Havel, Iowa City, Iowa and three grandchildren.

The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary,

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, in care of the mortuary.

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