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Mary Lou Mankle 1934-2017

May 23, 2017
Emmetsburg News

MALLARD -- Memorial service for Mary Lou Mankle of Curlew will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at the United Methodist Church in Mallard. The Rev. Todd Hartsock and the Rev. Bea Kinzler will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Rush Lake Cemetery, Mallard. The Harris Funeral Home in Mallard is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lou (Shipler) Mankle, the daughter of Earl and Eva Stewart Shipler was born May 27, 1934 in Burt, where she was raised and received her education, graduating from the Burt High School. She then attended the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and completed her finalization certificate at Mankato University.

She was united in marriage with Donald Mankle in 1955 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. After their marriage, the couple lived in various locations including Pocahontas, Laurens, and Mallard before moving to Curlew in 1965. During those years, Mary Lou taught school in the Havelock-Plover and Pocahontas School systems.

Mary Lou was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mallard, where she was active in the church choir.

Survivors include her husband Don of Curlew; children: Greg (Pat) of Seattle, WA, Brian of Bellingham, WA, Bruce (Dee) of Clive, and Kelly (Kathy) of Bellingham, WA; grandchildren: Brandon, Brett, Hannah, Thomas, Taylor and Morgan; brothers Boyd Shipler of Burt, and Max Shipler of Pahrump, NV; and a sister Marsha Coco of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Dawn and brother Roger "Bud".

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