Obit: Bangle, Alvin (1915 - 2003)

Contact: George Plautz

----Source: The Thorp Courier February 26, 2003

Alvin Bangle

Alvin J. Bangle, 87, Withee, died on Monday, February 24, 2003, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen.

Funeral services for Alvin’s family was on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 11:00 a.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Withee. Reverend Bryan Anderson officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Graveside military rites were held.

Visitation with Alvin’s family was on Wednesday, at the Nazareth Lutheran church, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Alvin John Bangle was born on October 24, 1915, the son of Charles and Ella (Meyer) Bangle.

After graduation from Owen High School, Alvin worked in the Perkinstown Conservation Corp. Camp. He later served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and also in Korea.

Alvin and the former Margaret Smedgard were married in Medford on November 8, 1941. Margaret died October 19, 1992. Alvin retired after 40 years, employed with Foremost Foods (Western Condensing) in Owen. He was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church and the men’s club, and the Owen Masonic Lodge #317. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping and telling stories.

Alvin will be dearly missed by his family and many friends; daughter Barbara DeLong of Thorp; son Jim Bangle of Medford; three grandchildren; Michelle DeLong of Thorp, Monica (Mike) Gulcynski of Stanley, Karen (Jay Dobson) Delong of Eau Claire, three step grandchildren: Mike (Bridget) Ramsey of Medford, Angel (Clint Pope) Peissig of Stetsonville, Deyonne (Bill) Robinson of Medford and 9 step-great grandchildren; one sister Armilla (Jim) Clark of Withee; one brother Orlando (Margaret) Bangle of Stanlely and special friend Cecelia Conners of Withee.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Bangle, parents, 1 sister Rose Newman; 3 brothers: Myron Bangle, Allen Bangle and Melvin Bangle.

Maurina Funeral Home of Owen assisted the family with arrangements.



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