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Alan – can’t even begin to say how much you will be missed.
RIP Alan 🙏 ! My condolences to the family. Class of 70
So sorry to hear about Alan. Lifting you up in prayer. If you need anything please reach out. You have an extended family with the “OISC Family” too.
Hugs, Joni & Mike
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Alan J. Mehringer, 69, of West Lafayette passed away September 24, 2022, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
He was born October 8, 1952 to Bernard G. and Carolyn C. (Hochgesang) Mehringer in Jasper, IN. He married Gloria Anderson of Lafayette on April 9, 1988 in West Lafayette and she survives. Alan adored their cats Gypsy, Abby, Chelsea, Molly, Emma, and surviving furbabies Dorie and Dottie. He is also survived by his sister, Eileen Mehringer of Chesterbrook, PA; nieces, Laura (Chris) Isgrigg of Louisville, KY, and Susan (Ted) Wentz and Julie (Josh) Arthur, both of Malvern, PA; four great-nephews and one great-niece.
Alan graduated from Jasper High School in 1970 and Purdue University in 1974 with a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. He earned a BA in History from Purdue in 1995. Professional achievements included becoming a certified computer professional in 1982 and receiving a Certificate of Superior Achievement in History from Purdue in 1996.
He worked as a computer programmer at Biggs Pump and Supply and MDBS in Lafayette. In 1987 he started working at Purdue as a computer specialist in the College of Consumer Sciences and Retailing and later in the College of Health and Human Sciences. He retired in 2017.
Alan enjoyed running and had competed in many Indy Mini Marathons and other local races. He also enjoyed playing golf with several longtime friends. Alan started bowling in 1975 and served as a league secretary and treasurer for most of his bowling career. He won many bowling awards, served on the Lafayette Bowling Association Board of Directors and was inducted into the Lafayette Bowling Hall of Fame in 2010. He had rolled one perfect 300 game.
Alan was a member of and newsletter editor for the Camp Tippecanoe Civil War Round Table for many years. He enjoyed touring Gettysburg and many other battlefields. He had been a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team since he was a young boy even though the rest of the family liked the Chicago Cubs. His favorite player was Stan Musial.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, September 30, 2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tippecanoe Funeral Chapel in West Lafayette. The family requests that face masks be worn. Tippecanoe Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to be assisting the family.
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