Thomas M. Nangle
1933 - 2020

Thomas M. Nangle


Thomas M. Nangle, 87, Mason City, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A private family inurnment will be held at Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City, IA. The family kindly asks that masks be worn and social distancing guidelines be followed.

Thomas Michael "Tom" Nangle was born May 26, 1933 and adopted by Elmer and Laura (Fahey) Nangle. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1951 and two days later enlisted in the Marine Corps where he served during in the Korean Conflict. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and was awarded two Purple Hearts.

Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, arrow-head and mushroom hunting, and history. He always had a story to tell and would share with all who would listen.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; three children, Lori Bartusek, of Clear Lake, Ann Sanchez, of Mason City, and Tim (Barb) Nangle, of Brooklyn, IA; three step-daughters, Mary Mitchell, Vicki (Joe) Reuter, Sheila Angel, all of Mason City; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister, Mary (Frank) Staley, of Kettering, OH; longtime friend, B. Michael Dunn; as well as countless extended family members and friends.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Laura Nangle; son-in-law, Rick Angel; and two great-grandchildren.

A sincere thanks would like to be extended to the staff of Good Shepherd, Pastor Kent Mechler, and Hospice of North Iowa for their devoted care of Tom.

Semper Fi!

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel. 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City, IA 50401. (641) 423-2372.

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Published by Globe Gazette on Sep. 23, 2020.
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Tom's stories were legendary among the kids in the neighborhood when I was growing up. Many memories! I'm sure he will be missed.
Karen Mahoney Bryan
October 6, 2020
Dennis and Jeanne Ditter. Tom was a great neighbor for many years. We enjoyed hearing his stories. He was one of a kind and will be missed.
Dennis and Jeanne Ditter
September 25, 2020
Sang would pick me up early in the a.m. to go rabbit hunting, or fishing for trout at Orchard, or pheasant hunting south of town..he was a classmate of my sister marilyn and always treated everone with kindness and respect! Jake
John N. Moreland
September 24, 2020
Mark and I moved into the neighborhood and were Blessed to meet Tom and Pat eI loved listening to all his stories and I was privileged to meet a true hero ! I cherish those stories and have shared them with others ! Much love and prayers for strength to the family ! Tom will be missed in the hood
Cindy Mostrom
September 23, 2020
You were always a good friend.
Leona Reed
September 23, 2020