THE SENTINAL                                                                        Wednesday, October 21, 1998

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HOWARD W. MANGOLD

  RUDYARD - Howard Walter Mangold, 66, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, at a Chester hospital of cancer.

  Mangold was born in Havre on July 7, 1932, to Frank and Bernice Sapp Mangold. He recieved his early schooling at Inverness, then finished his formal education at St. Jude schools in Havre.

  In the late 1940's he worked at Gambles Store in Chester, and also worked on the construction of Tiber Dam.

  In 1952 he married Donna Knettel. They lived in Chinook where he was employed by Jamieson Motors. They divorced in 1964.

  Mangold moved to Prescott, Ariz.,where he worked as a television repairman and as a cobbler.

  He returned to Montana and married Glorianne Evans in Great Falls on Nov. 4, 1972. They lived in Rudyard from then on.

  He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Rudyard; three sons, Steve Mangold of Spanaway, Wash., Audie Mangold of Tacoma, Wash., and Bill Mangold of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Debbie Lammerding of Havre; a stepdaughter, Doreen Seidlitz of Sun Praire; 11 grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Sattleen and Ruby Skoyen of Chinook, Shirley Kline of Rudyard, and Maggie Stubbs of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nephews and nieces.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill and Ed.

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THE BLAINE COUNTY NEWS-OPINION                                         Wednesday October 21, 1998

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HOWARD MANGOLD

  Howard Walter "Howie" Mangold, 66, died of cancer at the Liberty Counmty Hospital in Chester on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998. A memorial mass was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 1989, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Inverness and burial of the ashes followed in the Rudyard Cemetery. Arrangements were by Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester. Because of Howie's love of Rudyard, any undesignated memorial gifts will be used for a future project in Rudyard.

  Howie was born on July 7, 1932, one of seven children born to Frank and Bernice (Sapp) Mangold. He recieved his early schooling at Inverness, where he recieved his first communion, was confirmed and served as an alter boy for many years in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He finished his formal education at St. Jude's in Havre. In the late 1940's Howie worked at Gambles Store in Chester, and then worked for the Bureau of Reclamation during construction of the Tiber Dam.

  In 1952 he married Donna Knettel and they made their home in Chinook,  where he was employed by Jamieson Motors as a mechanic and body man. They had four children before the marriage ended in divorce in 1964.

  He moved to Prescott, AZ to be near his folks. While there  he worked as a television repairman and as a cobbler. In 1972 he came back to Montana for a family gathering and while here he met Glorianne Evans. They were married in Great Falls on November 4, 1972. and made their home in Rudyard from that time on.

  Howie and Gloria owned two hotels in Rudyard and ran his own business, "Howard's TV". He was also the sole operator of Northern Cable Company in Rudyard.

  In 1987 he was diagnosed with cancer of the throat and although he maintained a positive attitude and continued to be a fighter, his medical condition slowly deteriated.

  Howie was a long-time member of the Chinook Eagles Club and in the 1950's he served the National Guard for nine and a half years. He loved music (especially country-western style), was a fabulous dancer and had a beautiful singing voice, but played the accordion, organ, bass fiddle, and guitar by ear. In the early 1960's he played with the band called "The Rangers" in Chinook. In the late 1960's he was a member of "The Western Swing Kings" in Havre. He played with several other bands into the 1970's. In recent years he enjoyed listening to music and jamming at home, he had a large collection of musical intraments and tapes.

  Other interests included camping, bowling, and restoring old vehicles. He collected movie videos, Navaho jewelry, and loved western clothing. Howie loved Christmas and children, that was why he enjoyed being Santa Claus at the Hi-Line Theatre for 12 years before his health failed. He was known for his extravagant Christmas light decorations.

  He loved his grandchildren and a special relationship with each of them.

  Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Rudyard; three sons, Steve and Debbie Mangold of Spanaway, Wash., Audie and Mary Mangold of Tacoma, Wash., and Bill and Carol Mangold of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter and her husband, Doreen and Mick Seidlitz of Sun Praire; 11 grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Sattleen and Ruby Skoyen both of Chinook, Shirley Kline of Rudyard, and Maggie Stubbs of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nephews and nieces.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill and Ed.

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