In Memory of
Richard J.

Obituary for Richard Mandahl

Richard J. Mandahl (Dick) of Lake Forest, IL, died peacefully in his sleep on January 26, 2018 at the age of 90. Richard was born to Carl M. Mandahl and Astrid (Esther) Pedersen Mandahl in Lake Forest, on August 19, 1927. Dick married Ruth K. Mandahl on December 18, 1948. They just celebrated their 69th anniversary. Father of Richard A. Mandahl (Rick), Salt Lake City, UT and Kathryn J. Mandahl (Kathy) Glenview, IL. Grandfather of Christian J. Mandahl, Bozeman, MT and Michael R. Mandahl, Barcelona, Spain. Brother of Carl Mandahl (deceased); Orla (Janet) Mandahl, Titusville, FL; and Erling (Kathe) Mandahl, Lake View, AR. Dick was a graduate of Lake Forest High School; Lake Forest College and IMEDE, Lausanne, Switzerland. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, where he was baptized and confirmed. Deeply patriotic, Dick was a lifelong member of the Lake Forest American Legion McKinlock Post 264. He became an active Legionnaire after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. In 2017 he was honored for 70 year of continuous membership in Post 264. It did not include his previous years in the “Sons of the American Legion” that his father, a WWI U.S. Army veteran, had enrolled Dick and each of his brothers into at birth. He was Past Master of the Lake Forest Masonic Lodge; a member of A.O. Fay Masonic Lodge, Highland Park; the Medinah Shrine in Addison, IL; the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited Lake Forest Chapter. Dick retired from Tempel Steel Co in 1992 as Marketing Vice President after 37 years employment. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 31 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 Vine Ave, Lake Forest. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, February 1 at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church, 700 Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest. Interment will be at 10:00 am on February 1 at Lake Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please remember the Lake Forest American Legion McKinlock Post 264, which does so much for the community, 801 N McKinley Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Information at Wenban Funeral Home 847-234-0022 or