Evangeline J. Mangold

Friday, September 23, 2011

Evangeline J. Mangold, 86, of Alta and Linn Grove, passed away Sept. 19, 2011 at Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.

Funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove. Burial will be in the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. Visitation will take place Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

Evangeline was born Nov. 18, 1924 at Quimby to Andrew Jackson "Jay" Clark and Opal Edith Bogue Clark. She was baptized at the age of five years and grew up on their farm west of Quimby. She graduated from Grand Meadow Consolidated School in 1942, and from Wayne State Teachers College in 1944, and then taught school at Rembrandt, Galva, and Sioux Rapids. She was confirmed in Rembrandt in 1946 and continued a born-again Christian profession of faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. She taught Sunday School for many years. A favorite verse was Acts 16:31 -- "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved."

Evangeline was married to Lowell Edward Mangold of Linn Grove on Jan. 12, 1949. They raised their children, Gregory, Grant, and Emily, on their farm south of Linn Grove. Evangeline did substitute teaching, taught at Highview, and then taught third grade at Alta from 1964 to 1988. She also earned her B.A. degree from Buena Vista University in 1967. After retiring from teaching, she enjoyed travel to several states and to Germany. She also enjoyed flowers, bird watching, reading, genealogy, and keeping track of her family.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include; her daughter Emily Edith Mangold Goertzen and husband Gordon Wayne Goertzen of Canby, Ore.; grandson Peter Lowell Goertzen and wife Rachel Joy Kuhns Goertzen and great-grandsons Benjamin Willard and Isaiah Gordon, of Watsontown, Penn.; grandson John Samuel Goertzen of Canby, Ore.; granddaughter Johanna Emily Goertzen and fiancÚ Asael Montania of Paraguay, S.A.; and granddaughter Lydia Ruth Goertzen of Canby, Ore.; her son Grant Douglas Mangold and wife Diane Elaine Richter Mangold of Linn Grove; and grandsons Daniel Douglas Mangold of Orange City; and Steven Lowell Mangold of Iowa City; her son Gregory Lynn Mangold of Ely, Minn.; daughter-in-law Diane Sue Huff Mangold of Alta; granddaughter Melissa Lynn Mangold and fiancÚ Ryan Phillip Ryser of St. Joseph, Mo.; and granddaughter Kelsey Ann Mangold of Cedar Falls; her brother Alfred James Clark and wife Joyce Carolyn Swensen Clark and their daughters Paige Allison Clark and Candice Ashley Clark of Newbury Park, Calif.; and many other relatives and friends.

Evangeline was preceded in death by her brother Calvin Arnold Clark in April 1950; her father A. J. Clark in April 1962; her mother Opal Clark in September 1982; her husband Lowell Mangold in December 1995; and her sister Carolyn Arbie Clark Keck in February 1997.

Philippians 1:21 -- "For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain."