The family of Edward Vorel welcomed friends to a time of remembrance and celebration on Nov. 16 at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona, where a brief memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Private graveside services will be at a later date. Ed died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, following a short illness, at the Iowa City Veteran’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Edward Elmer Vorel was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Ely, the son of Louis and Agnes (Marash) Vorel. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in Central Europe, Normandy, France and Germany. He was discharged in 1945.