October 19, 1917 - October 21, 2018
Jack Mengel, a 71 year resident of Lakeland, graduated from Sarasota High School and served in WWll with the 63rd Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group of the Army Air Corps. In 1947 Jack opened a travel agency, married Mary Alice Houghton of Sarasota, and together they owned and operated Continent Travels of Lakeland for 41 years.
He was a member of St.Paul’s Lutheran Church, A.S.T.A. (American Society of Travel Agents), Rotary, Lone Palm Golf and Country Club and the Skoll Foundation.
He is survived by his daughter, Jackie, two nephews, Bill and Ken, and one niece, Connie.
Jack’s memorial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, October 30th at 1:30 p.m. with a religious service followed by a military Honor Guard and a reception in the church’s Welcome Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lakeland.