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 Ervin Richard Menke

Ervin Richard Menke

Nebraska, USA
Death 13 Apr 2004 (aged 85)
Crete, Saline County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 100144848 · View Source
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Ervin Richard Menke, 85, of Crete died Tuesday, April 13, 2004.

He was born January 21, 1919 to Dick and Dora (Mundt) Menke. He was baptized February 3, 1919 at his parent's home by the Rev. Adolph Schrein. He attended the Berks County School to the eighth grade. He was confirmed May 15, 1932 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crete. Ervin was involved in farming from an early age including milking cows for a neighbor and helping to take care of other cattle. On February 1, 1945 he married Dorothy Feeken at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Together they farmed side by side for many years, helping each other with the many farming tasks. He farmed until he was 59 years old. In 1978 Ervin and Dorothy moved into Crete and made their home.

Ervin enjoyed visiting with friends during retirement also enjoyed the occasional family game of cards.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sisters and brother-in-law, Esther Smith of Hallam, Eloise Gulick of Jefferson City, Missouri, Alice and Gerald Foster of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Merna Menke of Crete, brother-in-law, Eugene Stremlow, brothers-in-law, Leonard Feeken and wife, Bernice, and Everett Feeken, all of Crete; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eldora Stremlow, brothers-in-law, Harry Smith and John Gulick; nephew, Robert Foster; and brother, Richard Menke.

Funeral services were held April 16 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Nathan Ristvedt officiating. The organist was Nellie Ristvedt. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Doug Smith, Ken McMillan, David Rockenbach, Bob Leavitt, Scott Foster, and Chuck Vyhalek.

Kuncl Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Source: The Crete News, April 21, 2004




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