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Roger W. Mennenga (1928-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 2/4/2022 at 09:07:55

Roger W. Mennenga, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Garrison United Methodist Church with Rev. Luke Evans officiating. Interment will be held at the Garrison Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the George Hardinger American Legion Post #475 of Garrison and Iowa Military Honors. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until service time at the church.
Roger was born, on May 9, 1928 in Reinbeck, IA, the son of Sieba and Anna (Bulthuis) Mennenga. On May 11, 1951, Roger was united in marriage to Catherine “Betty” Graveman in Reinbeck. Roger served his Country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Roger farmed in the Garrison area until retiring and moving to Garrison. He was a member of the Garrison United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending flea markets, antique shows and fishing. He also loved to ride his bicycle around Garrison.
He is survived by his children, Randy Mennenga of Garrison, Deb (Loren) Zmolek of Dysart; three granddaughters, Laurie (Kendall) Havran of Montezuma, Lisa (Jon) Asmussen of Dysart, Heidi Zonn of Madison, WI; 8 great-grandchildren, Blake, Dylan and Nolan Havran, Carter, Grace and William Asmussen, Sasha and Samuel Anderson; and his sister Janet (Bud) Brubaker of Reinbeck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty in 2015; daughter-in-law, Patricia Mennenga; sisters Annabelle and Helen; and brothers Charles, Henry, Walter, Robert, and Jerry.
Roger was a tender-hearted, kind gentleman. He will be tenderly missed, but as a father, we were blessed with the best!


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