A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna with Pastor Billy Thomas officiating.
Born Dec. 8, 1964 in Joliet, Mr. Deel was a 1983 graduate of Vienna High School.
He attended both Shawnee Community College at Ullin and Southeastern Illinois Community College at Harrisburg, earning associate degrees and certification as a diesel technician.
He was employed as a plastics technician at Maytag in Herrin for 17 years.
He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Deel was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his parents, David and Dixie Deel of Reevesville; one brother, Tim Deel of Reevesville; one sister; Jennifer Rowlett and husband Chris of Vienna; two nieces, Jacqueline and Jessica Rigsby; and one nephew, Alex Reed.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste, 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or go to pancan.org.