The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


October 6, 2012

Velma Mae Mangler

SABULA — Feb. 17, 1937 - Oct. 5, 2012

Velma Mae Mangler, age 75, of Sabula, Iowa, died on Friday, October 5, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at the Mill Valley Nursing Home, Bellevue, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula. Burial will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula.  A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2012, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, Illinois. A memorial fund has been established in Velma’s memory. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at

Velma was born on February 17, 1937, the daughter of Charlie and Beulah (Henricksen) Petersen near Elk River in Clinton, County. She attended Sabula High School and graduated with the class of 1955. Velma was united in marriage to Albert “Perg” Mangler on September 5, 1955, in the United Methodist Church, Sabula.

Velma was an office manager and secretary for Products Unlimited in Sabula for several years. She also worked for American Xyrofin in Thomson, Illinois, and the Sabula Telephone Company. In her younger years, Velma waited tables at Dominic and Maria’s in Savanna. Velma was a member of Sabula American Legion Auxiliary, the Savanna Women of the Moose and the Women’s United Transportation Union. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, shopping and eating out with family and friends.

Velma will be dearly missed by her husband, Albert “Perg” Mangler, of Sabula; five children, Deb (Don) Thayer of Sabula, Penny (Scott) Sullivan of Davenport, Iowa, Todd (Karen) Mangler of Clinton, Iowa, Becky (Bob) Decker of Garrison, Iowa, and Rockie (Michele) Mangler of Savanna, Illinois; eleven grandchildren, James, Angie (Adam), April, Audrey, Kayla (Eli), Nick, Collin, Jacob, Ethan, Grant and Avery; six great-grandchildren, Kadin, Kyson, Carter, Troy, Ella and Kali.

Velma was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Death date: Oct. 5, 2012

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