Nunny has a new address, it's HEAVEN! He left this earth Friday, March 22, 2019. His Celebration of Life will be held at the Sabula United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Visitation will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm where services will be held immediately thereafter. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

He was born September 2, 1931 in Green Island to Albert and Ellen (Yappen) Mangler. He married Patricia Ackley on December 6, 1952 at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Patti died August 30, 1977. Together they had 5 children. He later married Carolyn Giddings, together for 40 years.

After graduating from Sabula High School, he enlisted in the Army serving in the Korean War. After he served with the Army, he was an Engineer on the Milwaukee/Soo railroad for 44 years. He was one that said he never felt like it was a job because he enjoyed it so much. His children's fondest memory is of him throwing a pack of gum off the engine each time he went through Sabula. He was the Mayor of Sabula from 1965 through 1968.

Some of his favorite things to do was spend time on his farms with family or just tinkering around on them. He enjoyed going to auctions and coming home with his big deals. Such as a huge box he got for a dime and usually there wasn't anything of value in that box, but it was a good deal. He liked driving around Sabula daily and sitting in his driveway watching friends and strangers drive by. His favorite TV show was Molly B. He loved the polka music and the dancers in the show.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn, his children - Kimberly Tack of Omaha, NE, Pamela Giunta (Paul) of Hazel Green, WI, Candace Direcks (Jeff) of Sabula, Guy Mangler of Clinton and Sherry Stauffer of Sabula, step-son Jeff Giddings (Wanda) of Sabula and step daughter Jennifer Spalding (Harry) of Davenport. 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great great granddaughters, 5 step-grandchildren, 10 step- great grandchildren, sisters - Isabelle Brundage and Mary Sandholdt, his road tripping buddy - Joe Carstensen and his dog - Poko.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patti, his parents, his grandson, Ryan Gendreau, sisters Apama Paddock, Lucille James and brothers Charles, Wayne, Albert (Perg) and Darwin.

The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for their great care and compassion, Reverend Iola and the support of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sabula United Methodist Church or the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center for the Railroad exhibit - P.O. Box 124 Savanna, Illinois 61074.

Fond memories and condolences for Nunny's family may be left at www.lemkefuneralhomes.com, obituary page.
Published on March 24, 2019
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Maggie, Margie Hoyer
Apr 01, 2019
I will always remember when I came to visit Nun and Carolyn they would drive us out to the farms. Lots of fun. —— My heart goes out to my cousin Carolyn. You were the rock for him. Always doing things that made your marriage a lasting one. So sorry for the loss of your husband. 😥
Nancy Winkel
Mar 31, 2019
Pam and Candi, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing ! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Nancy Parson
Mar 28, 2019
So sorry to hear about Nunnie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Barbie McGrogan-Bentley
Mar 25, 2019
Guy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad...it’s so hard. You are in my prayers & in my thoughts...❤️❤️❤️
MaryBlock (Petersen)
Mar 25, 2019
Am so sorry to here if your Dad's passing.Hugs and prayers sent.
Mary Brooks
Mar 25, 2019
Nunny you always made time to visit with friends and family loved listening to your stories you will be missed by many one great guy
Sharon & John Mangler
Mar 25, 2019
Guys we are so sorry for your loss your dad was a special guy and we are so sorry we will miss the funeral. We will be praying and thinking of you all..