Albert R. Mansfield Jr., 98, of Tomah, Wis. (formerly of Woodstock) passed away July 23, 2022, at home with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Woodstock on June 22, 1924, the son of Albert R. Mansfield Sr. and Carrie (Westphall) Mansfield. He married Eugenia Pearl Malmstrom in Woodstock on May 17, 1947.
Al enlisted the U.S. Marine Corps in September 1942 until October 1945. He served as a scout/sniper in the Battle of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima. Al came home and worked for Borden Dairy and the Illinois Tollway before starting a service station business called Mansfield Mobil and Shell in Woodstock. After selling the business, he worked as custodian for Woodstock High School and helped out The Woodstock Independent newspaper.
He is survived by his daughters, Kay (Terry) Sunderlage and Susan Gusinde of Tomah; grandchildren, Sean (Ann) Sunderlage, Kelly Sunderlage, and Katrina (Eric) Becker; and great-grandchildren, Anderson Becker, Jackson Becker, Kirsten Hogan, Sarah Hogan, Hannah Hogan, Christian Sunderlage, and Elizabeth Sunderlage.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eugenia; and brothers, Charles, William, Harry, George “Toad,” and Robert Mansfield.
Al will be remembered for his quick wit, love of family, God and country.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at noon at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park cemetery in Woodstock.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710 or see the website at slmcfh.com.