SHERWOOD — Earl Joseph Itel, a member of St. Francis Parish here, died April 14. He was 86.

Mr. Itel was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Tualatin to Joseph and Bonnie (Snyder) Itel. He graduated from Tigard High School in 1946 and married Loris Dantice in 1953. They lived in the Tualatin-Sherwood area, where he was a farmer. He was also a school bus fleet manager for Itel and Itel Contractors, helping provide bus transportation to school children in the Tigard/Tualatin areas for more than 50 years.

 He was preceded in death by his wife in 1952 and his daughter, Barbara. He is survived by his son, Ken Itel, Tualatin.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 21, at St. Francis Church.