In Memory of

Larry N. Menke

August 12, 1953 - December 30, 2009
Larry N. Menke, the son of Burdette and Lillian (Buss) Menke, was born August 12, 1953, in Sioux County, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee, IA, where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. He entered the Military serving with the U.S. Marine Corp. Following his military service, Larry moved to Portland, OR, where he worked at a machine shop. He was united in marriage and had one son, Jeremy Menke. After several years, Larry moved back to Cherokee and the surrounding area and worked for his brother Randy doing construction. Larry enjoyed playing pool, darts, and listening to jazz music. Most of all Larry loved being around his friends and family. On December 30, 2009, Larry passed away at Countryside Estates in Cherokee, IA, following a long battle with cancer. He was 56. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burdette and Lillian Menke; one brother, Kenny Menke; and one sister, Linda McDonald. He is survived by one son, Jeremy Menke of Portland, OR; one sister, Darlene (Jack) Agnitsch of Cherokee, IA; three brothers: Rick (Jeanette) Menke of Lincoln, NE, Jerry (Vicki) Menke of Cherokee, IA, and Randy (Kathy) Menke of Cherokee, IA; one brother-in-law, Jim McDonald of Cherokee, IA; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
A public gathering will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2009, starting at 5:00 P.M. The family will be present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.


Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“SNjAYb hgcqqozttzlm, [url=]bcqskmdtkjhd[/url], [link=]vipimwfywvbb[/link],”
- 0.4
Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“He was definitely one of a kind. Always made you laugh, or put a smile on your face...He'll missed greatly.RIP.LUBC :)”
- tera
Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Prayers goes out to the many people who were a part of Larry's life. He was a fun person & I loved to watch him dance. ”
- Warren & Debra Sleezer
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Sincere sympathy to the family of Larry.”
- Dick Jensen
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“i knew burdette all of my life he was a great and a special friend he will be breatly missed”
- amy e watts (bednarczyk)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“To the Family of Larry,God Bless you, at this difficult time. May God grant you all the strength you need. With Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers.”
- Fran E. Kramer
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Larry was a good friend...we shared many good times..he left us with alot of great stories to tell...very sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts are with you. ”
- Brian and Lynn Blankenbaker
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My prayers go out to the entire family. Larry was greatly loved and will be extremely missed. ”
- Teresa L Menke
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“so sorry for your family's loss.”
- Tom & Nancy Jarratt
Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts are with you. Larry will be greatly missed, he touched alot of lives.”
- Jim and Carla Jarratt
Friday, January 1, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“im sorry to hear about your loss.He was a real nice guy that had alot friends”
- Melissa Eberly
Send Your Condolences
  • logo
  • Cherokee 216 South 2nd Street
    Highway 59 South
    Cherokee, Iowa 51012
    (712) 225-4886
  • Marcus 100 Eagle Avenue
    Marcus, Iowa 51035
    (712) 376-4886