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Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 4/24/2009 at 14:22:33

"The Fairfield Ledger", Thursday, April 16, 2009, Page 10

MENDENHALL, Harold Dale -- Harold Dale MENDENHALL, 78, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Park Place Long Term Care Unit in Mount Pleasant.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Friends Church, with the Rev. Deb Savage and the Rev. Harold Dorsey officiating. A private family committal service will be held prior to the memorial service at Salem East Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at noon Friday at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant, where the family will be present from 5-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Grace Community Friends Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.olsonpowell.com.

Mr. MENDENHALL was born May 6, 1930, in Salem, the son of Everett J. and Geneva Florence BREAZEALE MENDENHALL. He married Helen Maxine HUDSON June 25, 1949, at Cedar Creek Friends Church, south of Mount Pleasant.

Mr. MENDENHALL graduated from Salem High School in 1949. He served in the Iowa National Guard.

Mr. MENDENHALL was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He farmed, and he and his wife owned and operated Modern Laundry in Mount Pleasant. Mr. MENDENHALL was a supervisor at Metromail, and he later worked as a supervisor at Staats Manufacturing, from which he retired in 1996.

Mr. MENDENHALL was a member of Salem Friends Church and Grace Community Friends Church in Mount Pleasant. He was involved at Salem Friends Church as a youth leader and also was involved in missions.

He enjoyed traveling and woodworking. He also enjoyed music and played the guitar and banjo.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Peggy VAN AMERONGEN and husband Bob of West Burlington; two sons, Larry MENDENHALL and wife Shirley of Corona, Calif., and Jerry MENDENHALL and wife Melinda of Palm Springs, Calif.; one brother, Bob MENDENHALL of Mount Pleasant; one stepsister, Christine BALDRIDGE of Fairfield; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Copied with permission from The Fairfield Ledger, Inc.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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