Alvin Mampel Jr.
Alvin Archie Mampel Jr died at his home in Kanab, Utah on March 27, 2023. He was born on June 18, 1931 in Norman, Oklahoma, a big baby weighing in at 11 pounds. He was raised in Minnesota and lived there with his dad, Alvin Sr.
Alvin married his lovely wife, Laura, on July 17, 1952. Last summer they celebrated their 70th anniversary with family and friends. They have one son, Scott, and one daughter, Michelle. They moved to Kanab from Las Vegas in 1998 to be a part of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where they found a very loving family of brothers and sisters.
Alvin was a mechanic by trade and could fix anything. He taught his son well, who became an excellent mechanic also. He taught his daughter the basics of mechanics, too.
Alvin learned the truth from God’s Word and became a baptized Jehovah’s Witness in 1958. He loved to tell people about God’s Kingdom and how it will bring about peace and a paradise to this earth. His hope is to be resurrected right here on this earth when God is ruling.
One of Alvin’s trademarks was his big smile. He inherited his happy disposition from his Mom, Georgia. Even in his declining years, he was happy and always had a smile on his face.
Alvin is survived by his wife Laura; son Scott; daughter Michelle and son-in-law Alan; 2 grandchildren Jennifer and Jonah; 4 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; and his brother Arthur Mampel who he enjoyed getting reacquainted with in recent months.
A special thanks to Zion’s Way Home Health for their loving care, Nicole and Lexie and all the nurses who came to our assistance so we were able to care for Dad at home. You helped us fulfill his wish to continue to live at home until his death. Thank You! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Cremation was arranged with Mosdell Mortuary, and a memorial service for Al at the Kingdom Hall in Kanab will be held on April 22, 2023 at 1:30 PM.