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David Harold Tuvell, age 72, of Lamar, passed away Thursday evening, April 2, 2015 at his home.      Dave was born January 11, 1943 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Harold and Retha (Doyle) Tuvell.  He graduated from Lake City High School and enjoyed a long career as a telephone maintenance technician.  Dave had worked for Iowa Telecom and GTE for 24 years, retiring in 1998.  In 2002, he moved to Lamar where he married Mary Jane Snider on March 17, 2003.  Together they enjoyed Dave’s favorite pastime of fishing and appreciating nature.  Dave was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church and was especially grateful for the fellowship of the JOY gatherings after Mary’s death December 21, 2008.      Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Bob Runke of Prairie Village, Kansas; a daughter, Shelly Hammen, Rockwell City, Iowa; two grandchildren, Keeley and Justin Hammen, Rockwell City, Iowa; a special companion, Teresa Hall of Lamar; and neighbors and friends he considered family.      A memorial service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, April 9, 2015 day, at Daniel Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Turnbough officiating.      Memorial contributions are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church.
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