Dorothy H. Egel

August 29, 1925 – July 20, 2020


Dorothy Egel, the daughter of John and Eliza (Swain) Weller, was born Aug. 29, 1925, in borough of Watford in Hertfordshire, England, and departed this life on Monday, July 20, 2020, at her home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 94.

On July 15, 1944, she was united in marriage to Paul Egel while he was stationed in England during World War II. The couple farmed near Algona until 1960 when they moved to Estherville. For hobbies, Dorothy enjoyed gardening, flowers, bingo, puzzles and games, and shooting rabbits with the sling shot to keep them out of the garden.

Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her children, Kenneth Egel and his wife Conny of Winnebago, Minn.; Donald Egel and his wife Beth of Algona; Jean Comegys of Des Moines; John Egel and his wife Karen of Overland Park, Kan.; Pat Murray and Daryl Johnson of Estherville; and Randy Egel and Bonnie Hoppe of Estherville. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and sister Frances Newson of England.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law Pam Egel; son-in-law Don Comegys; four sisters, Winifred, Katherine, Marie and Rosa; and three brothers, Donald, Montague and Roy.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the United Methodist Church in Estherville with the Rev. Kevin Moore officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery, Estherville. Visitation was at Henry Olson Funeral Chapel Friday, July 24, 5-7 p.m. Online condolences may be left for Dorothy’s family at

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Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

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