OTTUMWA — Anita Genevieve “Gen” Techel, 92, formerly of 620 Hamilton, died at 12:20 a.m. February 16, 2014 at Vista Woods Care Center.
She was born August 14, 1921 in Shannon, IL to Milford Earl and Anita Trunk Baum. She married Paul A. Techel on December 9, 1953. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1991.
A resident of Ottumwa most of her life, she had worked at Morrell Credit Union and had operated a day care from her home for many years.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church and had been a member of a Doll Club. She had also been a foster parent, having raised over 60 foster children.
Surviving are two daughters, Karol (Bob) Glaser of Oregon, IL and Jan (Rick) Brown of Cedar Rapids; a son, Doug Techel of Ottumwa; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Martin (Linda) Baum of Oregon.
She was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother, Milford “Boomer” Baum.
Her body has been cremated.
Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Brethern Cemetery in Shannon, IL at a later date.
Visitation with the family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society at PO Box 1149 Ottumwa, IA 52501 or Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties at 927 Pennsylvania Ave. Ottumwa, IA 52501.