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, 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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Memorial Gathering
June 28, 2019

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. John s Church of Auburn

Masonic Service
June 28, 2019

10:45 AM
St. John s Church of Auburn

Celebration of Life
June 28, 2019

11:00 AM
St. John s Church of Auburn


Alzheimer's Association

American Heart Association

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