Otto “Junior” Van Roekel
January 17, 1938 - September 8, 2018
United States Army Reserves
The flag flying over the bandstand during July is in honor of Junior Van Roekel.
Junior entered into the Army, April 29, 1961, and had six months of basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He then returned to Iowa where he served another five years and four months in the Army Reserves.
His first job was with Wake Feed Mill where he worked for several years. He was later hired by Binns and Stevens and worked as a foreman for 26 years. In 1991, he went to work for Oskaloosa Food Products as the transportation supervisor/foreman. He retired from full-time employment in 2012 but continued to work part-time at Osky Foods until a month prior to his death.
If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or www.langkampfuneralchapel.com Contact Us Link.