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Richard "Rich" J. Mentel

July 5, 1958 - March 25, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Memorial Services:  Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N. Amos, Springfield, IL.  Visitation: 9-11 AM Funeral Mass: 11 AM, Officiant: Father Bob Jallos Celebration of Life: 5:00 -9:00 PM at Trade Winds Pub and Eatery, 1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield. Burial: Private burial at Calvary Cemetery.

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Richard J. Mentel, 59, of Springfield, IL died March 25, 2018, at his home.  He was born July 5, 1958 in St. Louis, MO to Richard A. Mentel and Agnes Murphy Mentel. Rich married Ljuba Cagalj on Dec. 1, 1982 in Vejle, Denmark. They later divorced.

He is proceeded in death by both parents and a sister, Margaret Mentel Duncan.

He was a graduate of Griffin High School in Springfield, IL. Rich is a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a broadcast engineer for WAND in Decatur, IL; previously he was with Qualcomm, Inc., USA and telecommunications companies in Milwaukee, WI and Stuttgart, Germany. Rich enjoyed being with his family, fishing and hunting (morels and deer) on his brother’s land, playing poker, the Green Bay Packers and Cardinal baseball and especially good food, good drink and good laughs with good people. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Society of Broadcast Engineers.

He is survived by his sons, Richard A. Mentel, Springfield, IL; Patrick M. Mentel, Port Washington, WI; Matthew F. Mentel, Saukville, WI, his daughter, Sara A. Mentel, Springfield, IL, siblings, Maggie Mentel Schaver (husband Darrell); Matthew A. Mentel (wife Ruth); Lori Mentel (husband Tom), nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N. Amos, Springfield, IL.

Visitation: 9-11 AM

Funeral Mass: 11 AM, Officiant: Father Bob Jallos

Celebration of Life: 5:00 -9:00 PM at Trade Winds Pub and Eatery, 1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield. Burial: Private burial at Calvary Cemetery.

NO FLOWERS PLEASE (we do not have options for delivery) · To offset funeral costs: Rich Mentel Family Memorial Fund, c/o Rochester State Bank, 133 N. John St., Rochester IL 62563 or online at http://www.gofundme.com/rich-mentel-funeral-amp-family-fund

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