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Russel M. Mengel

January 24, 1930 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 89)

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,  2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA  17110; Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America,1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains,  NY 10605  or the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Interment Services will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, PA.


Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg PA 17110

American Heart Association
PO Box 15120, Chicago IL 60693

Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America
1311 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains NY 10605


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