Date of Death: April 29, 2023
In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted; no services are planned.
Charles Jay Menz, 83, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2023 at StoryPoint in Portage.
He was born January 9, 1940 in Woodward, Iowa, the son of Warrington Wellington and Helen Louise (Cooper) Menz, and graduated from Woodward High School with the Class of 1958.
Charlie worked with The Bank of Kirksville in Kirksville, Mo. for 30+ years with several of those years as VP of Operations. He served on the bank’s Board of Trustees after his retirement.
A sports enthusiast, he had a lifelong interest in hunting and fishing, and coached little league baseball for his sons. He also enjoyed playing cards with family, and loved nature and the outdoors. He preferred staying home and puttering around in his yard – getting hours of planting/gardening/yard maintenance under his belt.
Charlie was an incredibly loving family man, very dedicated to his wife Janet. He was incredibly amiable and loved to joke around/tease everyone – very “salt of the earth.” He lost his parents at a very young age and had no biological siblings, so family meant a lot to him. He was raised by his Grandma Gertie Cooper and by Betty and Don Jessen. Very hard-working and reliable, he was highly respected in the community he worked and resided in.
Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Janet (Peoples) Menz; three sons, Jeff (Pat) Menz, Doug (Sarah) Menz, and Chris (Shannon) Menz; grandchildren, Tyler (April), Nick (Jasmine), Hannah (Grant), Dustan (Ashley), Jordan (Summer), Aaron, Tanner, Griffin, Lindsey (Patrick), Kristen, Austin (Allison), Joel (Alyssa), Jace, and Rylee; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Sydney, Hudson, Thomas, Sebastian, Teddy, Timmy, Claire, Molly, Ella, and Oakley; and cousins he was raised with, Drue (Don) Cavanaugh and John (Martha) Jessen.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Menz, and cousin, John Jessen.
Donations in Charlie’s memory may be directed to KBSA (Kirksville Baseball Softball Association). Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.
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