Alan Mengler, 82, of Palo, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital following an extended illness. Visitation was held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories Stateroom. Services were held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with Certified Celebrant Dr. James Coyle. Burial followed at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Alan Mengler was born on April 15, 1936, to Stanley Mengler and Mildred Mullinex Bamsey in Cedar Rapids. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a CWO4 after 35 years. He was united in marriage to Barbra Hurt on Dec. 12, 1959, in Cedar Rapids.
Al had worked at Iowa Illinois Gas and Electric both as a service technician and accountant supervisor in Cedar Rapids and Davenport. He retired in January 1995 to spend time with his ailing wife, who passed in April of 1995. While living in Walcott, he was on the City Council as well as the Planning and Zoning committee. Following Barbra’s illness Alan moved to Palo. He served on the Palo City Council and was a commander with the Palo Legion for 12 years.
His hobbies included working on his car collection that was up to 42 cars at one time. He enjoyed shooting guns with his brother, Evan, and working on many rental properties and buildings. He will be remembered for his love of animals, upbeat attitude, stubbornness, and his drive to always learn about current events.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Harold J. Mengler of Cedar Rapids; Brian A. (Lisa) Mengler of Walcott; and Sherri K. (Vincent) Paez of Maryland; grandchildren, Lindsey (Bryce) Fisher, Tara Wolf, Mindie Bushey, Elisha Mengler, Philip Mengler, Garrett Mengler, Brett Mengler, and Allie Mengler; and six great-grandchildren.
Alan was preceded in death by his wife, Barbra; parents, Mildred and Art Bamsey; daughter-in-law, Carol Mengler; siblings, Orin and Evan Mengler.
Memorial donations directed to the Palo Legion and Unity Point Hospice.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.