Don Gerard Henkels, 51, of Monona, Iowa formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 after a two-year battle with cancer, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. He was born on May 19, 1964, to John and Verna (Althoff) Henkels in McGregor, Iowa. He was baptized on May 31, 1964, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Guttenberg, Iowa, and confirmed on April 4, 1976, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, Iowa. Don graduated from Garnavillo High School. Don was employed with Innovative Ag Service, Monona Wire and Affordable Improvement.