Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
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105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Robert J. Mantel, 84 of Valparaiso, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Golden Living Center Valparaiso. He was born July 28, 1936 in Hammond to Raymond J. and Margaret (Hepner) Mantel. Bob was a 1954 graduate of Wawasee Prep and received BS and MS degrees from Mount St. Mary’s in Cincinnati, Ohio. On July 10, 1970, he married Betty Coppess. 
Bob and Betty were regulars at the Michigan Warren Dunes with their children. They started a business jointly and navigated college experiences together. Throughout his career, Bob focused on developing others working in various different fields from teaching, human resources, to owning a fitness center to sporting goods sales. 
Bob was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. He enjoyed reading non-fiction mysteries, writing letters to anyone who would read them, and watching his favorite sports teams the Cubs, Bears, and Fighting Irish. Bob will be remembered as an insightful man with a dry sense of humor, who loved his family dearly.
He is survived by his wife Betty of fifty years, along with their children: Brian (Helen) Mantel of Naperville, IL, Kevin (Gwen) Mantel of Zionsville, Karen (Mike) Mantel-Wall of Zionsville, Susan (David Moran) Mantel of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Alexandra, Christina, Natasha, Morgan, Nathan, Andrew Adam; and sister, Marjorie Loehrke. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 356 W. 700 N., Valparaiso under COVID precautions with masking and social distancing. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to The SHARE Foundation with the Handicapped, Inc., PO Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371 an organization founded and run by Father Dennis Blaney, a dear friend of Bob’s. 

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