Sherrill Serena Mangels

Sherrill Serena Mangels of Sycamore Sherrill Serena Mangels, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at her daughter's home. She was born in Elgin on Nov. 6, 1933, to James and Juanita (nee Wylie) Caul. She was the oldest of four children. Great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. Sherrill lived by that adage all her 78 years. Sherrill went on to graduate from Wauconda High School and marry Ken Mangels. She and Ken had a daughter, Kyle (Mangels) Milem. She thrived in her professional career as a contract specialist in the real estate department at Union Oil. She enjoyed her work and the friendships she made and retired in 1996. Sherrill was loved by all who knew her and her kind generous spirit. She is survived by her daughter, Kyle Milem of Sycamore; her granddaughter, Ryan Milem of Sycamore; and two sisters, Patricia Caul of Elgin and Donna Caul of Sycamore. She was preceded in death by her mother; her stepfather, Orr Williams; her husband, Kenneth; one grandson, Michael Milem; one brother, James Caul; and her son-in-law, Charles Milem. A memorial visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 9, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. A memorial service will begin at 5 p.m., with Rev. Joe Gastinger officiating. A memorial has been established for Sherrill S. Mangels for the DeKalb County Hospice, c/o care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information or to sign the online guest book, go to or call 815-895-2833.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 7, 2012