Leroy “Pete” Delmar Menke, 90, of Fort Madison, IA, went home to the Lord at 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at The Kensington. He was born on August 12, 1929 in West Point, IA to Henry & Agnes Merschbrock Menke. He married Arletta “Rocky” Roxlau on April 19, 1958 at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Madison, IA. Pete served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war and worked at the DuPont Company until his retirement. He rarely missed a St. Louis Cardinal baseball game or an Iowa Hawkeye games. He enjoyed greeting everyone who walked by from his porch at his home, and later those who walked by his apartment at the Kensington. He was an avid hunter & fisherman.
Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife of 61 years, Rocky; 2-daughters: Julie (Mark) Kramer of West Point, IA & Janice (M. Steven) Verstrat of Burlington, IA; 4-granddaughters: Melissa (Scott) Gillespie, Heather Kramer, Kimberly (Brent) Fraise & Brittany (Gabe Frantz) Gilpin; 2-great grandchildren: Nolan Gillespie & Layla Fraise; 1-sister: Patricia “Patty” Weckbach of Fort Madison, IA; nieces & nephews: Gary Scharpman, Terry (Linda) Scharpman, Rick Scharpman, Becky (Dave) Biegler, Robert “Bob” (Cris) Weckbach, Cindy (Randy) Poulter, Mary (Marvin) Boeding & several great nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents, 2-sisters: Laura (Maurice) Scharpman & Margaret (William “Bill”) Weckbach, 2-brothers: Edward “Jack” (Elizabeth “Liz”) Menke & Walter (Bea) Menke, 1-brother in law: Edward “Ed” Weckbach, 1-niece: Cathy Reed & 1-nephew: William “Bill” Weckbach.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the visitation at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating. Pete will be cremated following the service and burial will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for P.A.W. Animal Shelter or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences to Pete’s family may be left at www.kinglynk.com.