Jack W. Mangnall
November 29, 2005
Jack W. Mangnall, 81, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., died Nov. 14, 2005, at Mercy Hospital in Folsom, Calif., after falling and severely fracturing his back.
Jack was born June 21, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., to Richard and Grace A. Mangnall. He graduated from Elmhurst College and attended Hayward State University for graduate courses. He spent almost three years in the Army during World War II and was medically discharged.
He returned to Elmhurst College after the war to complete his education, and married Dorothy H. Stommel on June 19, 1948.
After graduating, he worked in the Insurance business in Chicago and started his family in Maywood, Ill.
He was transferred to California by Continental Insurance Company in 1956 and lived in Sunnyvale, Calif. The family moved to Castro Valley, Calif., in 1963, where he bought an independent insurance agency which he sold in 1972.
He then studied for his teaching credential and had a life time credential for kindergarten through 12th grade. He taught in the Castro Valley School District and later moved to South Lake Tahoe, where he taught in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District until his retirement in 1989.
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Jack was a youth leader of high school students in churches in Illinois, Sunnyvale, and Castro Valley. He and his family also worked with the Youth For Understanding Exchange Student Program, both placing foreign students in the United States and sending American students to other countries, for almost 40 years.
They also hosted more than 20 students in their home. He traveled extensively with the YFU program in Europe and South America.
Jack was president of the San Leandro Kiwanis Club and also of the Insurance Agents Association of San Leandro when he had his own agency. He was a lifetime member of both the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion, being a disabled veteran. He was an avid wood worker, making very unusual and lovely wood bowls and other wood articles on the lathe. He was enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Dorothy S. Mangnall of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; sons, Duff A. Mangnall of Martinez, Calif., the Rev. Richard J. Mangnall of Chicago Heights, Ill., and Phillip E. Stommel of West Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren, Jonathon Mangnall, David Mangnall and Bryan Mangnall, all of Chicago Heights, Justin Mangnall in the Special Forces of the Army in Iraq, Ryan Mangnall of Napa, Calif., Joseph Stommel of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Aidan Stommel, Sierra Stommel and Dominic Stommel, all of West Sacramento; great-grandson, Joshua Mangnall of Chicago Heights; brother, Richard C. Mangnall of Tulare, Calif.; and sister, Ardell Stewart of Springfield, Mo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Beth Mangnall.
A celebration of Jack’s life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Episcopal Church, 2200 Country Club Road, Cameron Park, Calif.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to hurricane Katrina survivors through the Salvation Army; Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; or Faith Episcopal Church of Cameron Park, Calif.