Maynard Leo Jackels, age 68 of Slayton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Murray County Medical Center in Slayton. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray. Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. Friday until the time of service at the church. Burial is in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Maynard Leo Jackels was born July 12, 1947 in Tracy, Minnesota to Truman and Olga (Nelson) Jackels. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray. Maynard graduated from Westbrook High School in 1965. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1968 serving as a gunner on a ship in Vietnam. Maynard received three Bronze Stars and was honorably discharged in 1971. After the service, he returned home to farm with his family which he did until his retirement. After retiring, Maynard continued helping various local farmers. He enjoyed the wheat run from Texas to Canada. Maynard was a member of the Dovray American Legion, Minnesota Trappers Association, and long-time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Maynard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming. He loved going to the bakery and having coffee and visiting with friends, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Maynard is survived by his children: Tim (special friend Rusty Krentz) Jackels of Dovray, Matt (Deanna) Jackels of Dovray, and Jodi (Mark) Taylor of St. Peter; 7 grandchildren: Samual and Cassandra Jackels, Edward, Zachary, and Benjamin Taylor, Connor and Lainey Jackels; sisters Arlis Ourada of Walnut Grove and Lorraine Hammerschmidt of Faribault; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Arvin, Maureen, Juleen, and Larry Lee.