E. Kenneth Mengel, 87, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.
Born in Hummelstown on January 15, 1932, he was the son of the late J. Earl and Esther Nace Mengel.
Ken was a farmer. He was a 1950 graduate of the former Lower Paxton High School. Ken was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hoernerstown. He enjoyed tractors and fixing things. If anyone had farm equipment that did not work, they would “take it to Kenny Mengel”! He also enjoyed watching NASCAR.
Ken is survived by his wife, Irma I. Deimler Nye Mengel, whom he married on November 29, 2009; two sisters, Phyllis Mengel of Harrisburg, and Sandra Gingrich widow of Dale of Hummelstown; one brother, Dale Mengel husband of Carol of Mount Joy; five nephews and two nieces. He is also survived by a step-daughter, Stephanie A. Kimmel wife of Timothy W. of Hummelstown; a daughter-in-law, Carol A. Nye widow of his step-son, the late Steve E. Nye, of Ohio; and four step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren, brought into the family from his present marriage.
In addition to his parents and step-son, Ken was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Weirick Mengel; and a sister, Lois Shiffer.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, followed by a celebration of Ken’s life at 11:30 AM. A private inurnment will be in Shenk’s Cemetery, Hershey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 158 South Hoernerstown Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036; or to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.