Daniel “Dan” Jay Ovel, age 66, of New Hampton, IA passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. A celebration of life will be held beginning at 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at holy Family Parish in New Hampton, IA. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markham fh.com. Memorials may be directed to Dan’s family. Dan was born November 2, 1955 in Sheboygan, WI to Walter and Pauline (Theis) Ovel. He graduated from New Hampton High School in 1975. On June 4, 1988, Dan was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kim Cleveland at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. They were blessed with twins, Jonathan and Kaylee. Dan worked for Ovel Forest Products for 43 years. He helped build the family company until his retirement in 2018. He continued to work part-time at TriMark until his illness no longer allowed him to work. Dan was generous with his time, talents and sense of humor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, restoring tractors, the Green Bay Packers and Iowa Hawkeyes. He loved spending time with his family, especially his new granddaughter, Elowyn. He and Kim were very gracious in opening their beautiful home to family and friends over the years. Dan will be greatly missed by his wife of nearly 34 years, Kim Ovel of New Hampton; son, Jonathan (Emily) Ovel of Waterloo, IA and their daughter, Elowyn; daughter, Kaylee (Tyler Sharp) Ovel of Cedar Falls, IA; mother, Pauline Ovel of New Hampton; sister, Nancy (Stan) Van Wyk of Marshalltown, IA; brothers, Kevin (Mary Beth) Ovel of New Hampton and Jeff (Darce) Ovel of Decorah, IA; brother-in-law, Mike (Susan) Cleveland of Magnolia, TX; sister-in-law, Janet Ovel Hayes and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter; a brother, Randy and his father and mother-in-law, Felton and Elaine Cleveland.

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  1. Kim , John and Kaylee we are so sorry for your loss! Please except our sympathies! Dan fly high among angels!

  2. Kim and family. Our hearts go out to you guys. May the peace of God that passes understanding be with you all. Love, Chantal and Al Papousek

  3. Kim, John, Kaylee and Ovel Family, I’m sorry to hear Dan passed away. My deepest sympathy to all of you. May God comfort you all in this time of grief. MaryAnn Onken Diesburg.

  4. Kim, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed visiting with him when I worked at AgriCareers. When we would have special occasions Dan and Kevin sat and celebrated with us at break. Hugs and prayers!

  5. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  6. I will always remember cousin Dan’s smile. He was always a fun guy to be with. I know he will be missed so much . Praying for comfort for you.

  7. Kevin & Darcie so hard to hear this after just seeing you in Winterset! Connie will welcome him in her loving way!

  8. May his memories console you today. Our prayers to his family. Dave enjoyed working with him at TriMark. Jeanne and David Roder

  9. Our deepest sympathy to Kim, Jon, Kaylee and all of the Ovel families. So sorry for your loss.

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