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Alexander "Alex" Chappell Jr.

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“Anne, Derek and John -I'm sorry I couldn't attend the visitation and funeral on Thursday - I had to fly to Phoenix to visit my ailing sister. I...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Walters - Iowa City

“To my Family, May the Spirit of Christ embrace and comfort you at this time of sorrow. My heart and prayers are with you. Blessings & Love ...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley Smith - New Orleans, LA

“Annie, I am so, so sorry for your loss...I didn't know, I would've been there for u. Love u! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Barton - Iowa city, IA

“So sorry to hear about Alex's passing. I so enjoyed working with him at the VA. He was always so positive and always had that great smile on his...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nasreen Syed - Iowa City, IA

“Dear family, may you all find comfort in this difficult time of loss. Alex was a very nice man to work with. His smile was noticeable ...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: suz Murdock

“Annie, I am saddened for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ricarda Patterson - Coralville, IA

“I'll keep your family in my daily prayers. I worked at the Va with Alex what a wonderful coworker. He will be missed ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jodie - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Anne you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Alex was a wonderful man, loving husband and father. I feel blessed to have known him. May...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie Mincy - Cedar Rapids, IA

“ann so sorry for your loss wish you the very best.....the gabel gang ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: janelle - iowa city, IA - Friend

“You will be missed ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Ashlea Knight - Ely, IA

“We'll miss you Alex,, thank you for all the kinds words we spoke, you left impression in my heart.. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy - Iowa City, IA - Coworker

“I am very sorry to hear that Alex passed away. He was a wonderful man and co-worker. Heaven has gained a sweet soul. RIP my friend. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Lenz - Lone Tree, IA

Alexander "Alex" Chappell, Jr., 69, of Iowa City, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 18, 2016 following a difficult battle with Parkinson's.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 am Thursday, March 24th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City with funeral services beginning at 11. Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at

Alex was born October 2, 1946, in Elizabeth, NJ; son of Alexander and Emelda (Neuges) Chappell. He earned his degree from Bernard Baruch College, New York and resided in the Los Angeles, CA area from the early 70's until 1997 when he moved to Iowa. While in California, he was married to Nancy with whom he had two daughters, Jennifer and Kimberly Chappell. In 1991 he met his current wife, Anne Knight, and together they moved to Iowa in 1997. He had worked about ten years at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

While not working, Alex could be found working on military models, he was an award-winning modeler, and took great pride in his work and the small details that went into each re-creation. He also shared his love with his boxers, Rosie and Rocky.

Alex's family includes his wife of 24 years, Anne Knight; daughters, Jennifer and Kimberly Chappell of California; brother, Malcolm Chappell of New Jersey and step-sons, Derek and Johnathan Gunn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne Chappell.