MT. PLEASANT -- Marion L. "Mooner" Shappell, 53, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at 10:54 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Born Sept. 23, 1952, in San Diego, Calif., he was the son of Charles L. and Eunice M. (Soto) Shappell. He moved with his family to Mt. Pleasant when he was in the third grade, had lived there ever since. Marion graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1971, and later graduated from Marshalltown Community College. He also attended the University of Northern Iowa.
On Oct. 1, 1977, he married Paulette N. Haage in Akron.
Marion was a concrete finisher for over 30 years. He worked for H. Eugene Smith Construction and later was employed by the Irving F. Jensen Construction Company of Sioux City. He was currently employed by the Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Local 561 of Cedar Rapids.
Mooner was an avid Hawkeye fan and an all-around sports enthusiast. He loved hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed watching all of his children's activities.
Marion was a committee member for Ducks Unlimited, a vice president of the Mt. Pleasant Athletic Boosters and was also a member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette of Mt. Pleasant; one son, Matthew Shappell, a student at Iowa State University in Ames; two daughters, Shawna Shappell and Dana Shappell, both of Mt. Pleasant; his mother, Eunice Shappell of Burlington; one brother, Richard Shappell of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Susan and her husband, Tom Aguliar, of Lakeport, Calif; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant with the Rev. Pat Youngquist officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation will begin after noon Friday at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Ducks Unlimited, the Henry County Conservation Center or to the American Heart Association.