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Arden J. Mendel, Sr.            6-27-2010

Information from Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.

Arden J Mendel, Sr.     Arden 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 Post 49.
     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)

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