Donald Bernard Gels

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Donald Bernard Gels
AIKEN, SC - Donald Bernard Gels, 79, husband of the late Donna Marie Sullivan Gels, died Thursday, February 04, 2016 at Pruitt Health Aiken.
A native of St. Henry, OH, Donald was a son of the late Jerry and Helen Knapke Gels. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Donald lived in Aiken since 1989 and was a retired quality control inspector with Bechtel Corporation. He previously worked for Boeing Corporation on the Saturn V Project. He was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Marie Moore (Scotty), Aiken, SC; three sons, Daniel Gels (Michelle), Birmingham, AL, LTC Douglas Gels (Rebecca), Suitland, MD, Dean Gels (Elizabeth), Hoboken, NJ, eight grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Waller, Birmingham, AL, Nancy King, Cincinnati, OH, Judith Gels, Cincinnati, OH; a brother, Charlie Gels, St. Henry, OH. In addition to his wife and parents, Donald was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Dippold.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday, February 9th at 11:30 AM at Shellhouse - Rivers Funeral Home. An additional memorial service will be held in St. Henry, OH on February 11, 2016.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Knights of Columbus, 1003 Spaulding Drive, Aiken, SC 29803.
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Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Inc. - Aiken
715 East Pine Log Road
Aiken, SC 29803
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Feb. 6, 2016
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