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Robert Lee Markel
(b. Oct. 22, 1925, d. March 3, 2006)

Robert Lee Markel, 80,
worked variety of jobs

Robert Lee Markel, 80, of Boise, Idaho, died Friday March 3, 2006, from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Markel was born Oct. 22, 1925, to Jacob and Edna Markel of Ashland. The eldest of five children, he grew up in and around Ashland. He served in the U.S. Havy during World War II, spending most of his assignment in the South Pacific.

In 1948 he married Freda Camp. Together they had four children and lived in Ashland until 1964 when they moved the family to Boise, Idaho.

He worked at a variety of jobs, from truck driving, to welding and fabrication, doing best at those which took advantage of his mechanical ability.

He retired as a millwright in the wood products industry. Among his many hobbies were model airplanes, photography and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Freda; two brothers, Sam and Richard Markel; two sisters, Lois Budd and Mildred Carmen; four children, Sandra, Duff, Steve and Dana; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A memorial open house for family and friends will be 2 to 7 p.m. WEdnesday, March 8, 2006, at 9598 W. Amity Road, Boise, Idaho 83709. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation, Veterans of Foreign Wars or a favorite charity.

Source: Ashland Times-Gazette, Mar. 7, 2006


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