June 7, 1932 - January 17, 2018

Harold “Ikey” Ikeler, 85, of Paw Paw, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Maple Crossing of Amboy. Harold was born June 7, 1932 in Earlville, the son of Earl and Mabel (Ulin) Ikeler. He married Virginia Eich. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1993.

Harold proudly served in the United States Army from 1951-1953. He was a member of the Paw Paw Fire Department for fifty years, serving as trustee for twenty years before retiring. He was a proud member and past commander of the Smith-Reynolds American Legion Post 511.

Harold is survived by a son, Randy (Neva) Ikeler of Paw Paw; two daughters, Denise (Dennis) Dirksen of Goshen, KY and Holli (Eric) Petersen of Waterman; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a son-in-law, David Larabee.

In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Deborah Larabee; and a brother, Delbert Ikeler.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Holden officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Burial of cremated remains will follow in Wyoming Township Cemetery with military rites provided by the United States Army and Smith-Reynolds American Legion Post 511.

Contributions in Harold’s memory may be directed to the Smith-Reynolds American Legion Post 511.

Please visit www.TormanFuneralHome.com to sign the online guest book.

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  1. I want to offer my condolences to the family of Harold Ikeler. He will be missed.

  2. Wishing you God’s peace at this time of your loss. Harold was great friend and neighbor to my family. I remember the good times and the training he provided the Boy Scouts for several years he was my troop leader.


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