Fred L. Deuel, 78, of Virginia Beach, went home to Heaven on June 21, 2010 in Norfolk. Born February 10, 1932 in Delhi, IA, he was the son of the late Francis and Ula Bigelow Deuel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. In retirement, he worked part-time for GLO Auto Parts. He enjoyed yard work, rooting for the Redskins, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy W. Deuel; a son, David L. Deuel and his wife, Dee of Norfolk; daughters, Sheryl A. Legere and her husband, Al of Chesapeake, Christi D. Tabor and her husband, Billy of Norfolk; six grandchildren, Tony Deuel and David Lee Deuel both of Norfolk, A.J. Legere and his wife, Amy of San Diego, CA, L.B. Tabor and his wife, Andrea of Norfolk, Juston Tabor and his wife, Alaina of Norfolk, Nikki Burgess and her husband, Brian of Pittsburgh, PA; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Legere and Alexa Legere, both of San Diego, CA, Michael Byrd, Chase Tabor, Austin Tabor, and Joshua Tabor, all of Norfolk, and Sean Burgess of PA; a brother, James Deuel and his wife, Beth of Iowa City, IA; a sister, Mary Lou Everman of Washburn, IA; a special sister-in-law, Carol Whitley of Fredericksburg, VA; a special great-nephew, Ryan Davis in the U.S. Navy; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Weldon; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Legere and Christopher Tabor; and a niece, Susan Collier of Florida.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5350 Providence Road, Virginia Beach with Pastor Mark Nieting officiating. Interment will be private. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Kempsville Rescue Squad (www.kvrs.org), or Childrens’ Hospital of the Kings Daughters (www.chkd.org/giving/). Online condolences may be made at www.familychoicefunerals.com.Send Flowers
My sympathy goes to you and your family. My mom loved working with you and I know that Fred is with my grandma laughing up a storm together.
Robin & Mark A. Vanatta
I’m so sorry I can’t be at your funeral Uncle Jr. You were such a great uncle and friend to me as a child and as an adult. I will miss you so much when my ship comes into port this time. Thanks for everything. I love you, Ryan.
Dear Dorothy, Sheryl, Christ, David, and Family-
Carol and I were sad to learn that Fred had passed while we’re here in Massachusetts. We’re glad, at least, that we were able to him at the reunion and then in the hospital before he left for the brighter world.
We’ll always remember Junior as a friendly and caring gentle man!
Deepest sympathy from our entire family.
Harry and Carol
Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers .
( Faye&Jays sister & family)
I remember you driving the strip and me having a letter from a sailor we talked to that night waiting for me when we got back to Iowa.(1964) also the last visit we had was great when mom and i came out to see you and Dorthy. HAPPY MEMORIES.
We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Jr. He was a very special uncle. I had a lot of fun as a child spending time with the Deuel family and he was a very special part of it. He had a great sense of humor and a wonderful spirit. I always remembering his laughing with us. He will be surely missed. Love to Aunt Dorthoy, Sheryl, Christi & David and all of their families. From Robin, Marc, Michelle & James O’Donnell
Dad it has been 2 years and u r still loved very much and missed just as much. You have missed some mild stone with you grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We know u have seen us from heaven