Emil DeNagelEmil DeNagel, 99, Iron River, Wis. died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in his home. He was born on June 20, 1914, in Superior to Emil and Rosalie (Deneweth) DeNagel.
Emil DeNagel, 99, Iron River, Wis. died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in his home. He was born on June 20, 1914, in Superior to Emil and Rosalie (Deneweth) DeNagel.
He graduated from the former Cathedral High School.
Emil married Frances Johnson on Feb. 18, 1939, and celebrated 71 years of marriage before she passed away on Aug. 10, 2010.
He was employed as an agent and telegrapher for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 38 years before retiring in 1977. During the mid-forties and into the early fifties, Emil worked on the railroad at night and during the day he worked for John Lenroot at the Lenroot Funeral Home in Iron River and continued to work for John at the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home when he moved the funeral home to Superior.
He was a member of the Iron River Presbyterian Church and the Church Session, he served on the Maple and Iron River School Boards for over 25 years where he served as president. He was a member of Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) for many years where he served as president.
Emil enjoyed repairing electronics, clocks and a multitude of other things. He also completed tax forms for people and enjoyed square dancing with the Brule River Squaranators.
Emil is survived by three daughters, Roberta (Bernie) Sajdak, Schroeder, Minn., Faye Wick, Iron River, Wis., Emily Spencer, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren ; several nieces and nephews and his beloved companion, his cat, Harry.
In addition to his wife Frances, Emil was preceded in death by a grandson, Troy Wick; a brother, Victor DeNagel; and his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Iron River City Cemetery with Rev. H. Duane Aslyn, officiating.
Emil's family would like to thank Diane, Kelly and Mary for their kind, compassion and care given to Emil.
Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Send a condolence or sign the on-line guest book at www.lenroot-maetzold.com.