Archive for Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Obituary: Thurlow E. Mongold


May 18, 2005

Services for Thurlow E. Mongold, 75, Leavenworth, will be at 1:30 p.m. today, May 18, 2005, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth. Burial with military honors will be in Leaven-worth National Cemetery.

Mr. Mongold died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth. He was born May 5, 1930, in Topeka, the son of James and Buleah Jacobus Mongold.

He served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a specialist first class who received numerous citations and medals during his service in Vietnam. He worked as a licensed practical nurse for Munson Army Hospital at Fort Leavenworth for 23 years, before retiring in 1990. He married Frieda Greensman in Germany. They later divorced.

Survivors include five sons, Don Mongold and Curtis Mongold, both of Leavenworth, Thurlow Mongold and Larry Mongold, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerry Mongold, Topeka; and three daughters, Diane Howard and Susan Noble, both of Leavenworth, and Judy Mongold, Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, after noon today until the time of service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home. Written messages may be forwarded to the family using the condolence page at

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