Delores Mandel (1931 – 2018)

Delores F. (Sauer) Mandel, age 86 of Wauseon, passed away on Wednesday, May 09, 2018, at Heartland Nursing Home.  She was born in Amherst Twp. (Lorain City), Ohio on September 27, 1931 to the late Frank and Freda Sauer.

Delores attended a one-room school before graduating from Elyria High School in 1949.  She worked in a bakery and a florist shop as a designer.  In May of 1952, she got the wanderlust and enlisted in the Air Force.  She served 10 years; two years in Washington D.C. in the Pentagon in world communications as a teletype operator.  She was also stationed in Illinois, California, San Antonio, Texas and Wyoming.  She then went on to Ramstein AFB in Germany as a cryptographer.  After leaving her military service, she worked for 25 years in Toledo at Owens Corning.  It was there she met her late husband, Harold (Harry) Mandel, marrying him on February 14, 1976.  They were married for 32 years when he passed away in March of 2008 after a brief illness.  Also preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were five siblings, her beloved aunt, Helen Pero, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Delores was a member of the Wauseon American Legion Post 265 and St. Caspar Catholic Church.

Visitation for Delores will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at the St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon.  A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, also on Friday, May 11, 2018, with Father David Bruning, officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. Caspar Catholic Church or Heartland Hospice.  Those wishing an online condolence may do so at  The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.


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