WATERLOO- Jerome “Jody” Odiel VanDaele, of Waterloo formerly of Fairbank and Oran area, died Sunday, September 11, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Iowa City, from complications of Muscular Dystrophy.
He was born September 30, 1961 in Oelwein, Iowa, son of Julius and Bettie (Fortsch) VanDaele.
He grauated from Wapsie Valley High School, Fairbank in 1980. He received degrees from Wartburg College and University of Northern Iowa. He had worked at the University of Northern Iowa up until a few years ago.
Survived by: one sister, Nancy (Larry) Holub, Oelwein. A brother in-law, Casey Rechkemmer, Oelwein. One niece, Stephanie (Brian) Beesecker, Fairbank, three nephews, Shane (Jessica) Rechkemmer, Oelwein, Scott Rechkemmer, Oran, Addam Holub, Oelwein, and great-nieces and great-nephews, and a very special friend LeeAnne Kramer of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: his parents, Julius and Bettie VanDaele. A sister, Beth Ann Rechkemmer.
Services : at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 15th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Public visitation on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association