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John I. Mengle, 86, of Mount Pleasant Mills, entered into rest on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Richfield Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center, Richfield.
He was born March 19, 1931, in Mount Pleasant Mills, a son of the late Herman and Anna (Walter) Mengle. He was married for 65 years to the former Faith C. Rhoads who survives.

John retired in 2011 at the age of 80 from Susquehanna Supply Construction Company, Williamsport.
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, driving his jeep, cutting firewood, and was known for looking out for his neighbors.

In addition to his loving wife, John is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie and Kim Shaffer, of Mount Pleasant Mills and Joan and Keith Mauery Jr., of Lewistown; a son-in-law, Larry Kramer, of Mount Pleasant Mills; four grandchildren, Shannon Crabb, Ginger Rowe and husband David, Joseph Auker and wife Leah, and Timothy Shaffer and wife Robin; two stepgrandchildren, John Mauery and his fiance Lessli Shank, and Margaret Mountz; eight great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Loretta Mengle, of York; one sister, Martha Fosselman, of Mifflintown; brother-in-law, Charles Cramer, of Carlisle; sister-in-law, Faye Mengle, of Selinsgrove; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon K. Kramer; one grandson, John Shaffer; four brothers and a sister-in-law, Raymond Mengle, H. Palmer and Betty Mengle, Glenn Mengle, and a infant brother at birth; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Ralph Feltman, Luella and Nevin Shellenberger, and Arlene Cramer; and a brother-in-law, William Fosselman.

There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of John to Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Church, 4180 Dressler Ridge Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.
The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Published on May 15, 2017
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