Russel M. Mengel, 89, of Orwigsburg, died Thursday, June 6th, at Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill, Pottsville. Russel was born in Auburn on January 24, 1930, a son of the late Iva A. (Driesbach) and Earl J. Mengel. He was the widower of Jane E. (Dunkel) Mengel.
He was a member of St. John's Church, Auburn and a graduate of Auburn High School, Class of 1948, being President of his class. He worked as a sales engineer at Frank C. Meyer in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #138. He was an avid hunter and spent many enjoyable hours golfing with his friends. Many weekends were spent traveling to horse shows and trail rides with the Schuylkill County Boots and Saddles Club. Family was very important to him, especially spending time with his granddaughter and attending her sporting events. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his family around the country and special weekends at Knoebel’s.
Russel is survived by his daughter Rochelle, wife of Joseph Evanousky, granddaughter Joelle LeMasters, wife of Thomas, great granddaughter Jane LeMasters, great grandson Luc LeMasters, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Borkey and his companion Lorna Fritz.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. John's Church of Auburn with Reverend Walter Breiner officiating on Friday, June 28 at 11 AM. Memorial gathering will be from 10 AM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America, or the American Heart Association
Interment Services will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, PA.
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American Heart Association