King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – LaVerne Ann Menke, 89, Fort Madison


LaVerne Ann Menke, 89, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 10:33 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Amber Terrace Assisted Living in Baton Rouge, LA.  She was born on August 23, 1929 in Fort Madison, IA to Albert & Rose Otte Pollmeier.  She married Arnold W. Menke on June 24, 1950 in Fort Madison, IA.  He preceded her in death on September 10, 2013.  She worked


for many years at Mid American Energy and was a member of Holy Family Parish in Fort Madison.

LaVerne is survived by: 2-daughters: Debbie (Jack) Lancaster & Beth (Scott) Kamber; 2-sons: Bill (Sally) Menke & JC (Debbie) Menke; 10-grandchildren; 3-step grandchildren; 16-great grandchildren; 2-sisters: Jane Koellner & Jeanette (Ed) Rapier and numerous nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents & husband.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  Visitation for LaVerne Menke, of Fort Madison, who died on October 17, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA will be from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 6:30.  The memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Online condolences to the family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website:

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