Marvin Yagel


NAPOLEON -- Marvin G. Yagel, 69, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Amherst Health Center, Amherst, Ohio.

He was born May 24, 1945, in Hillsdale, Michigan, to the late Hubert W. and LaVerne (Bowman) Yagel. On October 7, 1967, he married Donna Jean "D.J." Soals, who survives in Napoleon, Ohio.

Marv was the former owner and operator of the Napoleon Harley Davidson shop. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as an air traffic control operator. He was also a member of the Bert G. Taylor Post 300 American Legion in Napoleon, American Motorcyclist Association, Harley Owners Group, Northwest Ohio Harley Owners Group, Antique Motorcycle Association, Fossils Motorcycle Club, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Harley Davidson Dealer Association, Illinois Motorcycle Dealer Association, Ohio Motorcycle Dealers Association and ABATE of Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, D.J.; daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Greg) Yagel-Knuth of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; son, Michael William (Dana) Yagel of Napoleon; four grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Powell, Cameron Danielle Powell, Emily Ann Yagel, Nathan William Yagel; sister, Linda (Larry) Lett, Carolyn Rohrbaugh; brother, Roger Yagel; and sister-in-law, Sherry Yagel.

He was preceded in death by brother, Harold Yagel.

A memorial celebration of life will be held at Napoleon Harley Davidson Shop on Sunday, June 22, from noon until 4 p.m. Motorcycle attire required.

The family suggests memorials to Aid to Injured Riders, Vietnam Veterans of America or the Napoleon Aquatic Club. Online condolences may be made at

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