Mr. Jeffrey Scott Dangel Sr.

October 17, 1958May 7, 2019
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Jeffrey Scott Dangel Sr. 60 of Cartersville, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family from a bone infection illness on May 7th, 2019 at 7:07 pm at his home. Jeffrey was born to the late Alfred Ernest Dangel and Evelyn Nadine Alling Dangel.

Jeffrey was one of 5 children, growing up in Sioux City, Iowa. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1976 until he retired in 1995. He was deployed to Desert Shield and fought in Desert Storm war. He was honored President George H W Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. He was a member of the American Legion Post 199. He enjoyed collecting old coins and baseball cards. He was a big baseball fan and enjoyed watching his San Diego Padres and watching the World Series each year. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his extended family and his children and grandchildren. He was a true Marine till the end, and loved this country more than anyone I have ever known.

He is preceded in death by his father Alfred Ernest Dangel, his mother Evelyn Nadine Alling Dangel, his brother Jack Dangel and his son Brandon Dangel.

He is survived by his son; Jeffrey S Dangel Jr. of Somerton, Arizona and his daughter Jona Marie Dangel of Cartersville, Georgia, and 3 Grandchildren, Jeffrey III , Joseph and Jacob. He is also survived by his remaining siblings including three brothers; Jim Dangel of Sioux City, Iowa, Joe Dangel of Sioux City, Iowa and his sister Janice Taylor (Dangel) of Lakeside, Arizona. He is also survived by a host of friends and family here in Cartersville, GA and Harrison, OH.

Visitation will be on Thursday May 16th, 2019 between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. A graveside service will be conducted at Georgia National Cemetery on Friday May 17th, 2019 at 11:30 pm in the morning with military honors rendered.

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Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive Cartersville, GA has charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 17, 2019


Mr. Jeffrey Scott Dangel Sr.

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Jeffrey Dangel III (11 years old)

May 20, 2019

(Typed by Jeffrey Jr for Jeffrey III)

I remember when you came to stay with us around July 4th. You were here for about a week. While you were here you came to my swimming lessons and my basketball practices and game. I also remember watching fire works with you in the park. I also remember one time when we were visiting you in San Diego we took you to Target to get you a new TV because yours had broken during your move back to San Diego. I remember seeing all of your cool coin collection that you showed one time that we visited you. I also saw a picture of you in your San Diego apartment with you and a bunch of cannons firing from when you were in the Marine Corps. My dad actually told me that I am getting that picture. I will be hanging that in my room. I thought that you were an interesting and kind person, and I love you. See you in heaven Grandpa.

Jacob Dangel (9 years old)

May 20, 2019

(Typed by Jeffrey Jr for Jacob Dangel)

I remember that we went with grandpa to the San Diego Padres game. I remember riding the train from Grandpas house to the Padres stadium. Riding the train was fun because it was super fast. Also, grandpa lived high up in his building, and I loved taking the elevator up to his floor. When we stayed overnight at grandpas apartment, in San Diego, I loved "camping out" in his living room. We would all sleep on the floor of his living room. I love you grandpa, you've been great, but now it's time to say goodbye.

Jeffrey Dangel Jr

May 20, 2019

My father, where do I begin? As a child I thought my father hated me because of the way he treated me. He was really mean. When we still lived together I feel like I always strived to make him happy. That included working hard with him around the house. Working on the car, yardwork, or projects I was usually with him watching and trying to hard to impress him. This usually was hopeless because he would always point out my flaws instead of my achievements. My parents eventually divorced and I saw less of my father. Even when we visited with dad, he still treated me that same way. I could never understand why he did this until many years later. When I was in in my twenties we got into an argument and I brought up that he always treated me different and badly as a child. I wasn't exactly asking for an answer but he gave me one. He told me that he was only trying to make me better, and at that same moment I realized that I treat my children similar and for the same reasons. **Boom** **Mind Blown**. I will always remember the times when he would wake me up super early in the mornings to go and dumpster dive for aluminum cans. We would collect the cans, go and cash them in, and buy baseball cards together. Also, whenever one of the cars needed maintenance or tire changes I would tag along with dad. Often this would be us driving to Yucca Valley (from 29 Palms) to go to the Ford dealership or the Goodyear tire store. I remember that while waiting on the car to be finished we would walk to the store and he would buy me muffin and get me a drink. I loved this one on one time we had.

Continued. . .

Joseph Dangel (6 years old)

May 20, 2019

(Typed by Jeffrey Jr for Joseph Dangel).

I remember going to visit grandpa when he lived in a hotel (an apartment in San Diego). I liked that it was really high up in the sky. I liked how he took me to Sea World. I wish you were here so we could visit you still. I love you Grandpa.

Zach Lindsey

May 17, 2019

For the short time i knew Jeff, he was an amazing man and expressed his love to his family. He was funny and charming to be around. I know Jeff is in a better place and he is not suffering anymore. He is looking down on us smiling and making sure I’m not drinking the beer he hated. I love You Jeff and I’ll always remember the honor you showed to your family and to this country! God Bless. Rest In Peace.

Kadie Wagner

May 16, 2019

I have known Jeff my entire life, he joined our family when he married Jana, my aunt, and what a wonderful addition to the family he was. Through all the years you could always count on Jeff to have a positive spirit, sweet smile on his face with a little bit of spunk to follow. He was such a great man and he truly will be missed by all. Rest In Peace Jeff, we will meet again.

caroline(kay) thompson

May 15, 2019

Jeffrey is my nephew, my only sisters son. Him and his family came to Bakersfield for a visit and we all went to the lake with the boat, had a good time, didn't keep up with his family after that. My sister Evelyn contacted me when he had his surgery and was in a bad way as well as when Brandon passed away my sister had contacted us and we all went to Brandons funeral. RIP SEMPER FI reunited with your son Dad, Mom and brother Jack. Until we meet again.

Tina Lee

May 15, 2019

Although I knew jeff for a short while, he was the nicest man. He appreciated the little things I did. I feel honored to have met him. I know hes not suffering anymore and with God and family.

Becky Morton

May 13, 2019

I was married to Jeff for almost 13 years. We had 2 beautiful sons, Jeffrey and Brandon. Brandon passed away in 2003. No more pain and suffering and now he is with Brandon. RIP Jeff

America Dangel

May 13, 2019

It was a pleasure to know Jeffrey, my father in law. In all the years that I have been married to his son I did not get to know him as well as when he was in his final days and I am glad I did. I will remember him in many positive ways and with a smile on my face because he had great sense of humor and a good heart. Rest in peace Jeffrey.


Jeffrey S Dangel Sr. - 2 Days old
October 19, 1958


2nd Grade School Picture


Early Days in Marine Corp. Showing his muscles.


Jeffrey was so proud to be from Sioux City, Iowa


Jeffrey coming from the beach at Camp Pendleton.


Won "Yard of the Month" in 29 Palms, California on the Marine Corp Base. He loved working in the yard.


Deployed in the Middle East.


Jeffrey and the boys enjoying a ferry boat ride. Its hard to remember the last time someone served you a bottle of Pepsi or Soda or Pop.


Jeff out in the Middle East during Desert Shield.


Jeffrey and Becky at the Marine Corp Ball in Twenty-Nine Palms, California.