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Rightje "Rena" Keuning Menning
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1877
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Jun. 8, 1966
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA

Daughter of Sjouke Mijntjes Keuning and Minke Busman.

Wife of James Menning.

Mother of Clarence J, Minnie, Ollie, Charley, John W, Rena, Susie, Julia D, and Clara M.

Sister of Maynard (Mientje), *Rigtje, Bert (Bouke), Mina (Mintje), Arie (Arjen), Julia (Joukje), Dena (Dieuwke), Simon (Sikke), *Infant Boy, Winnie (Willemke) & Jennie (Tjipkje).

*Died in infancy.

Daily Republic Newspaper, Mitchell, SD- 6/22/1966

Funeral services for Mrs. Rena Menning, 89, were June 10 at the First Reformed Church, Harrison with the Rev. A. B Meyer of the Grandview Reformed Church, Armour, officiating.
Pallbearers were Dennis Beukelman, Floyd Carlton and James Menning, Virgil Houtkooper and Eugene Van Zee.
Burial was in the Harrison cemetery under the direction of the Clements Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1877 in Vriesland, Holland, to Minke and Sjouke Susman and died June 5 in Armour. She came to the United States with her parents when she was 15, lived at Yankton for a few years then moved to Douglas County. On Dec. 25, 1885 (not sure if the year is right- hard to read) she married James Menning at Grand View.
Survivors include three sons, Clarence, Corsica; Charles, Orchard, Neb.; John, Sioux Center, Iowa; five daughters, Mrs. Arie (Minnie) Hoekman, Armour; Mrs. Art (Rena) Beukelman and Mrs. Nelin (Ollie) Van Zee, Corsica; Mrs. Heyme (Susie) Cady, Albert Lea, Minn., and Mrs. Elmer (Julia) Houtkooper, Sioux Center, Iowa;
Also a niece who made her home with Mrs. Menning, Mrs. J.M. Duffield, Bellflower, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Julie Feenstra, Corsica, and Mrs. Jennie Den Besten,
Pella, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1957 and by four children.
Family links: 
  Minnie Menning Hoekman (1898 - 1977)*
  Ollie Menning VanZee (1900 - 1973)*
  Clara Maria Menning (1915 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Harrison Cemetery
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Jul 10, 2006
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Rightje Rena <i>Keuning</i> Menning
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Rightje Rena <i>Keuning</i> Menning
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Rightje Rena <i>Keuning</i> Menning
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Rest in peace...
- Nancy
 Added: Feb. 19, 2007

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