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Robert Mangold

July 19, 1941 — February 14, 2017

Robert L. Mangold, 75, of Lacon, died on February 14, 2017 at his residence. Born to the late Carl and Anna Kruse Mangold he married Geraldine Wise on October 6, 1963 in Peoria.

Robert and Jeri moved to Lacon with two little boys in 1969 and rented land that he would farm, a very exciting time in their life. Robert loved livestock and he was a very devoted farmer raising cattle and hogs.

Robert was well known for his generosity. He was an honest, hard-working man of God, always ready to help anyone. He loved his family and treasured his grandchildren. There are so many fond memories of trips taken with all the grandchildren. Robert loved helping with Awana and VBS, he would always have a little treat for the children.

Renewal weekends were an important part of Robert and Geraldine's life, a time of refreshing needed by all. We find comfort in knowing that Robert is experiencing joy in the presence of Jesus in a way we can only dream about.

He is survived by: his wife; sons Steve (Lisa) of Lacon, Joseph (Tina) of Lacon, Patrick (Lisa) of Camp Grove; brother Carl (Maggie) of town; sisters Ann (Jack) Ehresman of Metamora, Betty (Dale) Hollenberg of Lake of the Ozarks, and Irene (Don) Nafzinger of Peoria; grandchildren Adam (Amanda) of Low Point, Matt of Lacon, Collin (Marie) of Henry, McKenzie of LaRose, and Chaise of Sparland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM at Calvary Bible Church north of Lacon with Joe Bella officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 to 7 pm also at the church and burial will be in the Lacon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Calvary Bible Church and online condolences can be left at


FEB 17. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Calvary Bible Church
849State route 26
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

FEB 18. 11:00 AM (CST)

Calvary Bible Church
849State route 26
Lacon, IL 61540

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