Don Roger Marckel
December 30, 1938 – September 12, 2019
Don Roger Marckel, of Grandview, Missouri, passed away at his home on September 12, 2019. Don was born in Seneca, Missouri on December 30, 1938, the youngest of four, moved to Wichita for high school and then joined the Navy. While in Pensacola, Florida for flight training, he met and married his wife. After leaving the Navy, he received training in refrigeration/cooling and took a position with the General Services Administration. He worked for GSA until he retired in 1993.
Don is preceded by his wife of 47 years, Viola; survived by daughter, Sonie Wines, Lee’s Summit MO; son, Roger Marckel and wife Erin; grandchildren Charles Wines, Allison Marckel, and Charles Marckel.
Services will be at McGilley & George Funeral Home 12913 Grandview, MO, Saturday, September 21 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project at https://asap.org/index.php/donate/
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com for the Marckel family.
- American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project at https://asap.org/index.php/donate/
- Funeral Saturday, September 21, 2019
- Burial Saturday, September 21, 2019
Don Roger Marckel
September 21, 2019
Don was my uncle. Because of the vast number of miles between us I didn't get to really know him until the last two years of his life. Don politically, was very liberal and I'm very conservative but he was able to strike middle ground and we had dozens of hours of conversation on the phone that were enjoyable. This is truly the mark of a great individual. When the people in the space station pass over central US, they will notice one less light shinning. Don will be missed by many and my world has gotten a little smaller.
Todd, Julie & girls Snyder
September 21, 2019
Mr. Don...you will be missed! Our girls were always waving to you on your tractor while you mowed your lawn. Your big smile always greeting them and telling them they were important.
You welcomed us as new neighbors into the neighborhood but we were also friends. Such a blessing.
We will miss you!
The Snyder Family.
September 20, 2019
Don was like a father to me, he would always be there to help me and teach me things. He also gave me advice to help me along my journey in my life. He was the best neighbor l have every had . I am honored to call Don my friend. Thanks for all that you did for me and my family Don . Rest In Peace my Friend .
September 19, 2019
The Marckel clan was largely a quiet and reserved bunch, but my Uncle Don possessed the rare gift of filling a room with laughter within minutes of his arrival. He and my Uncle Jim allowed us kids to be as kids are -- noisy and rowdy, despite protests from the other adults. He wore his love for his family on his sleeve, and found our flaws amusing. I will ever miss his viewpoint on world news and politics, and his recall of family events. My deepest gratitude for the comfort he offered after my dad passed. You will be so missed, funny man!
September 18, 2019
I first met Mr. Markel as a young teenager. On occasion, when needing adult advice, Don humbled me, and gave thoughtful answers without judgement, or interference. By his example and words, he had a profound impact on my views and actions throughout life, all positive. I had so much fun at his home growing up with his son Roger. He was a fine family man with so many good virtues. My life has been blessed for knowing him. Such fond memories. My sincerest condolences to the Markel family. Love Always, Ed
September 17, 2019
Don was a very kind, generous , and funny man , He could always make me laugh . He will be truly missed . Rest in peace my friend.