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Donald Reel was Korean War vet

DOWNEY – Downey resident Donald Albert Reel, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday with family by his bedside.
He was born Sept. 26, 1930, to the late Estel and Thelma Reel. After graduating from Downey High School in 1948, he earned a trade degree from the National Hardwood Lumber Association. He was drafted into the Air Force and served in the Korean War.
He married the late Dorothy Reel and together they raised three daughters.
Don, along with his late brother Gil Reel, owned and operated Reel Lumber Service and Regal Custom Milling, a business that was started by their late father Estel Reel.
A connoisseur of antique vehicles, Don was an active member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda Clark, Shirley Cadwell and Doreen Reel; grandsons Danny and Billy Clark; granddaughter Samantha Cadwell; and sister-in-law Gayle Reel.

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Published: January 17, 2013 – Volume 11 – Issue 40



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