Arden J. Mendel, Sr. 6-27-2010
Information from Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.
J. Mendel, Sr., 95, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 in his
Warsaw Indiana home.
Arden was born July 29, 1914 in
Burket, Indiana to Lewis B. and Etta (Alexander) Mendel. On
July 29, 1941 in Valparaiso, Indiana Arden took Elizabeth Wartha
to be his wife.
With his enlistment into the US
Army on July 14, 1943, he served in World War II with the 375th
FA BN 100th INF DIV. During his tour of duty he received
3 battle stars for Southern France, Central Europe and Southern
Germany and 2 bronze stars. A carbine-sharpshooter,
Arden was selected to be one of 100 hundred soldiers of the first
advance to enter the American sector of Berlin. TEC4
Arden J. Mendel was honorably discharged April 20, 1946 at Camp
Atterbury, Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was Indiana's Kouts/LaCross
District sales agent with Standard Oil for 34 years. With
his retirement in 1975 they left their Kouts, Indiana home and
moved to Warsaw. During his retirement, he kept busy
on the Mendel farm south of Burket.
Arden was a member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, Warsaw. He was the Republican chairman
for Kouts & Pleasant Townships for many years. He
was a member of Warsaw's VFW Post 1126 and the American Legion
Arden will be missed by his son,
Arden J. Mendel, Jr. of Warsaw and by his sister, Ethel Rosbrugh
of Winona Lake, Indiana.
His wife, Elizabeth Mendel preceded
him in death on May 17, 1984. Also preceding his death
were the following family members: his daughter: Brenda
Mendel, November 4, 2005; brother: Charles Mendel,
September 1969; sister, Naomi Hartle, September 8, 2009 and his
2 infant sisters: Wanda Mendel and Mildred Mendel.
A celebration of Arden's life will
take place Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 11 AM in Warsaw's Sacred
Heart Catholic Church with Father Phillip DeVolder officiating. Burial
will take place in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Indiana where
military graveside honors will be conducted. Visitation
will be held in the church one hour prior to the service. Contributions
may take the form of masses said in his name.
The staff of Titus Funeral Home
is honored to care for the family of Arden J. Mendel, Sr. (9-8-10)