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Carl H. Mandelko

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
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Carl Mandelko, 97, formerly of Harmony, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at the Preston Good Samaritan Center.

Carl was born October 28, 1902, in Howard County, IA, the son of Charles and Ida (Krueger) Mandelko. He moved to Bristol Township, Fillmore County, at the age of 4. He attended Granger and Blooming Valley grade schools and also completed a business course. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Granger where he was a life-long member. Carl married Vilda
Krueger on August 28, 1926, at her parents home in Howard County. The couple farmed near Granger, later moving to the Greenleafton area. When they retired they moved to Harmony. Carl sold Pioneer Seed Corn for 39 years, served on several school boards and was a township officer. He was an active church member, serving on the church council and St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery Board.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. After retirement he enjoyed woodworking and golfing.

Carl is survived by his wife, Vilda; a daughter, Delone (Rod) Langum of Chandler, AZ; two sons, Delbert (Donna) Mandelko of Preston and Allan (Virginia) Mandelko of Preston; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by a son, a great-grandson, an infant brother and four sisters.

The funeral for Mr. Mandelko was held Sunday, October 8, 2000, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Granger with Rev. Keith Parker officiating. Burial was in St. Matthew Cemetery in rural Granger. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

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