Victor Menke


Victor Menke, 76, of Sigourney, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemeteries, St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, at the church, with a wake service at 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will go to feed the hungry. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Victor and his family. Tributes may be made at

Victor was born January 8, 1941, near Houghton, Iowa, to Alvin and Anna (Woerdeman) Menke and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in 1960. On September 7, 1963, he married Kathleen Weber at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, rural Harper. Victor farmed in the Harper area and was a crop adjuster for many years, most recently with RCIS.

Survivors include his wife: Kathleen; four children: Ann Marie (David) Orham, Christine (Adel Bozorgzadeh) Menke, Cynthia (Dan) Luloff and Stephen (Megan) Menke; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four siblings: Jane Clarahan, Eileen Clarahan, Don Menke and Mary Ann Bohr. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Betty Menke.

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