Bernard L. Menke (85) of West Liberty


Published on October 19 2012 1:45 pm

Bernard L. Menke, 85, of West Liberty died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 22, at 10:30am at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie.  Visitation will be from 9am to service time Monday at the church.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie.  Crain Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on January 8, 1927 near Ste. Marie, the son of Clarence and Alice (Kirts) Menke.  He married Marcella Kraus on May 2, 1951 and she preceded him in death on June 5, 1996.  He spent his life farming and raising cattle.  He was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Jasper County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his sons, Duane Menke and wife Elaine of Newton and Glenn Menke and wife Jane of Sullivan...daughters, Angie Zuber and husband Bob of rural Ste. Marie and Roberta Menke of Newton...five grandchildren, Melissa Brown, Kevin Zuber, Amanda Tarr, Britni Huddlestun and Alex Menke...eight great-grandchildren...and his sister, Bernice Jenkins and husband Bob of Morgantown, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents...his wife Marcella...and his sister, Melba Rose Sheridan.

Memorials to Jasper County Senior Nutrition Center and its Meals on Wheels program.  Send condolences to