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 August Louis “Jake” Menghini

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August Louis “Jake” Menghini

Birth
Norway, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Death
14 Aug 1996 (aged 83)
Powers, Menominee County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Norway, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Plot
Block 27, Lot 81
Memorial ID
49155763 View Source

Iron Mountain Daily News
Fri., Aug. 16, 1996 pg. 2A

August Menghini

NORWAY—August "Jake" Menghini, 83, of Norway died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1996, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.

Mr. Menghini was born March 24, 1913, in Norway, son of the late Floriano and Edith (Tamerini) Menghini.

Mr. Menghini married Katie Ann Oizie on Nov. 29, 1935, in Iron Mountain. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1989.

Mr. Menghini worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Rexton, Mackinac County, and also for the WPA. He later worked at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Kingsford from 1940 to 1951 and then was a towerman for the Michigan Department of Conservation for 20 years. He retired in January of 1975.

Mr. Menghini also served as tax assessor for the city of Norway for 15 years.

Mr. Menghini's hobby was the museum he started and built by himself near his home in Norway. He was involved in this project for many years. The museum has now been purchased by the Brackett Memorial Trust Fund, which in turn donated it to the city of Norway.

Mr. Menghini was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway and the Norway-Vulcan Senior Center.

He leaves a son, Wayne Menghini of Norway; a daughter, Mary (Orrin "Mort") Petska of Park Falls, Wis.; a grandson, Mark (Nicole) Petska of Clearwater, Fla.; a great-grandson, August Petska; five brothers, Herman "Mono" Mengini of Norway, Floyd "Cracker" (Dorothy) Menghini of Loretto, Clarence "Tony" (Margie) Menghini of Iron Mountain, Wallace "Doc" (Gwen) Menghini of Kingsford and Robert "Boob" (Shirley) Menghini of Kingsford, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Menghini also was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph Menghini, and a sister, Ann Zeni.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Miner Funeral Home of Norway. Parish prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Miner Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. Fr. Mark McQuesten will officiate.

Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery.

Iron Mountain Daily News
Fri., Aug. 16, 1996 pg. 2A

August Menghini

NORWAY—August "Jake" Menghini, 83, of Norway died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1996, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.

Mr. Menghini was born March 24, 1913, in Norway, son of the late Floriano and Edith (Tamerini) Menghini.

Mr. Menghini married Katie Ann Oizie on Nov. 29, 1935, in Iron Mountain. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1989.

Mr. Menghini worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Rexton, Mackinac County, and also for the WPA. He later worked at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Kingsford from 1940 to 1951 and then was a towerman for the Michigan Department of Conservation for 20 years. He retired in January of 1975.

Mr. Menghini also served as tax assessor for the city of Norway for 15 years.

Mr. Menghini's hobby was the museum he started and built by himself near his home in Norway. He was involved in this project for many years. The museum has now been purchased by the Brackett Memorial Trust Fund, which in turn donated it to the city of Norway.

Mr. Menghini was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway and the Norway-Vulcan Senior Center.

He leaves a son, Wayne Menghini of Norway; a daughter, Mary (Orrin "Mort") Petska of Park Falls, Wis.; a grandson, Mark (Nicole) Petska of Clearwater, Fla.; a great-grandson, August Petska; five brothers, Herman "Mono" Mengini of Norway, Floyd "Cracker" (Dorothy) Menghini of Loretto, Clarence "Tony" (Margie) Menghini of Iron Mountain, Wallace "Doc" (Gwen) Menghini of Kingsford and Robert "Boob" (Shirley) Menghini of Kingsford, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Menghini also was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph Menghini, and a sister, Ann Zeni.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Miner Funeral Home of Norway. Parish prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Miner Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. Fr. Mark McQuesten will officiate.

Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery.


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