The Ottumwa Courier


May 29, 2012

Lisa Techel, 23, Agency

AGENCY — Lisa Marie Caldwell Techel, 23, died May 26, 2012 at her home along with her unborn child, Zoey Maria.

She was born May 7, 1989 in Ottumwa, IA to Todd and Tracy Davis Caldwell. She married Seth Techel on October 15, 2011.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 2007, Indian Hills Community College and Buena Vista University, she earned her degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Lisa served an internship with Iowa DCI and was a correctional officer in Washington County as well as served on the Wapello Co. Sherriff’s Reserves. She had worked at Champion Bowl.

She was on the OHS bowling team which won 3 high school state bowling titles including the first sanctioned IHSAA title. She recently became involved in “Shop with a Cop” program.

Lisa loved life. Her energy and smile lit up the room and made her a joy to all of those around. She was loved by all and will be severely missed.

Surviving are her husband, Seth; parents, Todd (Amy) Caldwell and Tracy (John Vanderhoof) Caldwell, both of Ottumwa; siblings, Blaine (Jen) Caldwell, Mariah (Joe) Hoium, Presley, Jewel and Josey Caldwell, all of Ottumwa; Quincy Vanderhoof of Ottumwa; a niece, Hunter and nephew, Drake Caldwell; father and mother in-law, Doug Techel of Ottumwa and Lorraine Uehling-Techel of Agency; a sister-in-law, Danielle Techel; grandparents, Bernie (Sandra) Parrish, Gary Caldwell, Penny (Henry) Kellar, all of Ottumwa, Kevin & Roberta Spurgeon of Bloomfield, Floyd and Pat Vanderhoof of Drakesville; Gen Techel, Dale and Eleanor Uehling all of Ottumwa

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Janice Palmer, Red and JoAnn Davis and Paul Techel.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Ralph Kister officiating.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shop with a Cop program or Ottumwa Special Olympics.

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