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Don Chappell


August 14, 1939
July 4, 2017

Graveside Service at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Peaceful Valley Cemetery

Don Chappell,77, of San Francisco, California passed away at his home on July 4, 2017.

He was born August 14, 1939 in Centralia, Illinois the son of Raymond W. and Goldie D. (Ross) Chappell.

Mr. Chappell loved to travel all over the country. In his 30 years with GNC, Don enjoyed building relationships with customers. In some instances, he had known his customers for over 20 years. The people who visit and work with Don know that he had a very high level of energy. When he was 72 years old, Don was remembered by putting people a third of his age to shame with the amount of energy he brought to his job. He enjoyed learning about the innovative technological advances in GNC products. The challenge of staying up with the products he loved to sell gave him great joy.

He leaves to cherish his memories with his siblings, Helen “Rosebud” Deadmond of Odin, IL, Gerald Chappell and wife Ann of Centralia, IL; twin brother, Tom Chappell and wife Cathy of Junction City, IL; as well several nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Goldie Chappell; siblings, Wilvy Veller, Oeta Jourdan, Lenwood P. Veller, Laverne Wallar, Lillian Wise, Doris Weidle, Raymond Chappell, Elaise June Alstat, Paul Chappell, Sandra Sue Ward, and Jim Chappell.

Graveside service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Peaceful Valley Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Cox officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin. In lieu of flowers memorials contributions may be made to the Family’s Wishes. Condolences and memories of Don may be shared with the family at or on the Macz Funeral Homes Facebook page.