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Howard Donald Menke, 68, of West Point, Iowa, handed away at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at his home in West Place surrounded by his household.

Howard was born on March 15, 1953, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Arnold G. and Anna Marie “Dolly” (Korte) Menke. On July 29, 1978, he married Tina J. Siemens at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison. 

He is survived by his wife: Tina a person son: Bradley W. (Samantha) Menke a single daughter: Kelsey M. (Shawn) Bales grandchildren: Nilie, Nora, Owen and Mia Menke, Bennett, Hudson and little one Bales on the way siblings: Danny (Brenda) Menke, Greg Menke, Anna (Stan) Thornburg, Susan (Merle) Coffey, Eric (Mary) Menke and sister-in-regulation: Susan Menke. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and two aunts.

He was preceded in demise by his mothers and fathers and two brothers: Harold and Tom Menke.

Howard was a graduate of Fort Madison Group Superior College. He was a retired substance expert at Circumstance New Holland. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fort Madison Knights of Columbus and the Intercontinental Get of Odd Fellows. He served on the Wever Fire and Rescue for more than 30 a long time. Howard savored coaching and actively playing baseball and softball, golfing, tenting, taking part in playing cards, attending the Tri-Point out Rodeo and his horse with “no name”. He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears and Iowa Hawkeye enthusiast. His family was of most value to him.

The spouse and children will receive good friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral House in West Point the place an Odd Fellows Provider will be held  at 1:30 p.m. and a parish rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2021, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant. The mass will be are living streamed on the church Facebook page and posted on his obituary “Tribute Wall” on our internet site pursuing the assistance at: www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.
Next the Mass of Christian burial, his physique has been entrusted to Schmitz Funeral House for cremation.
Burial will be at Appanoose Township Cemetery at a afterwards day.
In lieu of bouquets, a memorials have been recognized in his memory for Wever Fireplace and Rescue, West Place Fire and Rescue or Southeast Iowa Regional Residence Health Care and Hospice.
Schmitz Funeral Residence of West Issue is assisting the family members with community preparations. On the web condolences may possibly be despatched to the relatives at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.