The child of Wilbur Sargent (a farmer) and Norma Zollars, Mardell Sargent, the fourth cousin twice-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Nebraska, USA on 26 Feb 1925 and married Ardith Klentz (with whom he had 4 children: Dennis Eugene, Thelma Jean, Leonard and Roy) in St Paul, Howard, Nebraska on 30 Jun 1945.
During his life, he was living in Osceola, Polk, Nebraska on 16 Apr 1930; in Ericson, Wheeler, Nebraska on 12 Apr 1940; and at 3496 Koala Avenue, Casey, Guthrie, Iowa, USA in 1993.
He died on 23 Dec 2008 at Mountain Vista Medical Center, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA (www.hockenberryfamilycare.com; ( February 26, 1925 - December 23, 2008 ); Mardell D. Sargent (Red), 83, of Casey, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Mardell was born on February 26, 1925 in Osceola, Nebraska, the son of Wilbur and Norma Sargent. He attended school in Bartlett, Nebraska, and joined the United States Army in 1944. He served in Japan and Okinawa. On June 30, 1945 he married Ardith Louise Klentz in St. Paul, Nebraska. To this union four children were born: Dennis, Thelma Jean, Leonard and Roy. Together they lived in many different areas including St. Paul, Grand Island, and Omaha, Nebraska, as well as Guthrie Center and Casey, Iowa. When the family settled on the farm outside of Guthrie Center he went to work for International and Chevrolet as a mechanic. Following this they moved to Casey where he worked for the Iowa D.O.T. and later worked in Adair as head mechanic until his retirement in 1988. Mardell was known as "Red" by co-workers, friends and family. He loved gardening, animals and especially going 4-wheeling with his family. There was never a stranger near him, he made friends with everyone. He particularly liked his dear friends the "hunters" (John and Aldi) who visited him every fall and winter. He was a member of American Legion Post #0419 and VFW Post #8877. He was also a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Casey, Iowa. Mardell is survived by his daughter Thelma Jean Kilcoin (Don) of Buckeye, Arizona; his sons Leonard Sargent (Kathy) of Adair, Iowa and Roy Sargent (Sandy) of Stuart, Iowa; his companion Hazel Williams; his beloved grandchildren Shary Zuspann (Tim), Curtis Kilcoin, Regina Jeffries, Shane Reed (Tammy), Michael Reed (Jamaica), Derek Sargent (Brandi), Tanya McNamar, Kim Kinzie (Donnie), Michelle King (Jason), Kevin Sargent (Carrie), and Brian Sargent (Larelle), and Patrick Sargent (Mandy); his very noisy 24 great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 9 step great-grandchildren, 5 step great-great-grandchildren; his sisters Norma Longar of Derby, Kansas, Donna Trosper of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Roberta Berney ofOmaha, Nebraska; his brother Dwayne Sargent (Mary) of Buckeye, Arizona; his sister-in-law Elaine DeHarde (Norman) of Grand Island, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1988 and his son Dennis in 1969. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the Hockenberry Funeral Home in Adair, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, December 28, 2008 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Casey, Iowa. Burial with military rites will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Adair, Iowa. Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com. Memorial contributions may be given to the family in remembrance of Mardell. Hockenberry Funeral Home in Casey, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements) and is buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa.
He served in the military in Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA from 19 Dec 1944 to 14 Oct 1946 (army, served in Japan and Okinawa).
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