Arthur William Menke
Arthur William Menke, 91, of West Point, died on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at the Great River Hospice House, in West Burlington.
His body has been entrusted to the Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation. Friends may call after noon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Schmitz Funeral Home, in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m., and a Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m., that evening, at the the funeral home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in West Point, with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, in West Point, with full military rites by the West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668. A luncheon will follow at the West Point American Legion.
A memorial has been established in his memory for Holy Trinity Catholic Schools or Great River Hospice House. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlfuneralhomes.com. The Schmitz Funeral Home, in West Point, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Menke was born on July 15, 1925, in rural Houghton, the son of Henry H. and Catherine (Holtkamp) Menke. He was a graduate of St. John’s Catholic School, in Houghton. He was a World War II Army veteran, he served in the 633rd Engineers Light Equipment Company. On Dec. 29, 1957, he married Joan Elizabeth Wheeler at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in West Point.
He was a retired farmer.
He enjoyed attending coffee clubs at J&M Korner Shop and Mt. Hamill Tap, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in West Point.
Menke is survived by his wife, Joan; two daughters, Jennifer (Roger) Fullenkamp, of West Point, and Marisue Menke, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sons, Sam (Suzanne) Menke, of Donnellson, and Charlie (Linda) Menke, of Dunlap, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.