Funeral services for Emogene R. Mangold, 79, Alta, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 18, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, with Pastor Sanford Sill and Pastor Douglas Corlew officiating. Burial will be in the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. A memorial fund has been established.
Emogene died Saturday, December 15, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Emogene was born October 13, 1922, the daughter of William John and Edna (Harris) Wienands, in Sioux City. She attended and graduated from the Wessington High School in Wessington, South Dakota. She then attended Buena Vista College and received her two-year teaching degree. Emogene then taught kindergarten in Manson. Emogene married Floyd Ilo Mangold on August 27, 1945, in Bronson. She then attended Buena Vista College and received her four-year teaching degree. She taught in Spencer and Wall Lake in the special education department, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, and worked as a librarian in Linn Grove where she loved to read to the children during story hour. She also loved to cook, do crossword puzzles, and play the piano and organ.
Preceding Emogine in death were her parents and an infant son, Robert.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd of Alta, three sons, George Mangold of Hill City, South Dakota, Brent and his wife Rhonda Mangold of Storm Lake, and William (Bill) Mangold of Storm Lake, six grandchildren, Kyra, Kevin, Justin, Cody, Alicia and Andrea Mangold, other relatives and friends.