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Donald E. Mendler

November 12, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

LEWISTOWN - Donald E. Mendler, 76, of Columbia Street, Lewistown, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at his residence.

Born Sept. 24, 1936, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Grace (Clinger) Mendler. Don is survived by his wife, Betty (Vaughn) Zimmerman Mendler, whom he married in 1987.

Also surviving are: Timothy Shane Mendler and companion, Jody Coble, of Milroy, and Tina Ruble and husband, Todd, of South Carolina; two stepchildren, Debra Fike and husband, Ron, of Millerstown; a son, Michael Zimmerman, of Lewistown; sister, Kathryn Casner, of Middletown; a brother, Thomas "Lefty" Mendler and wife, Darlene, of Montana; and five grandchildren.

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Donald E. Mendler

Don was preceded by a son, Randy Mendler, in 1981, an infant daughter and one brother, Richard Mendler.

Don worked at Standard Steel for 29 years. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143.

He was an avid hunter and early in life, played baseball.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Nov.13, 2012, at the Barr Funeral Home, Inc. 120 Logan St., with the Rev. Narda Drunkenmiller officiating.

Interment will be in the Maitland Cemetery, Lewistown. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the funeral home.

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