Kenneth Earl Menzie Sr.
Kenneth Earl Menzie Sr.
Jan. 26, 1922-July 30, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Kenneth “Kenny” Earl Menzie Sr., 90, of Plymouth passed away July 30, 2012 at 1:37 p.m. at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born Jan. 26, 1922 in Warsaw to Elmer A. and Goldie (Mason) Menzie.
He lived in Plymouth since November of 1996 coming from Mentone where he had been a resident since 1954.
He married Leatha (Barkman) Menzie Feb. 12, 1954 in Mentone; she preceded him in death in August, 1996.
He worked as a clerk/agent for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 35 years, retiring in 1980.
He was a graduate of Argos High School class of 1940. Aug. 7, 1945 he was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps and received his Honorable Discharge July 22, 1949.
Kenny was a member of the American Legion Post #27 of Plymouth, and Plymouth Moose family Center #741. FM & A Lodge #576 of Mentone, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne.
He attended the Argos United Methodist Church, Argos.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and basketball (playing and watching).
Kenny was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, and enjoyed watching the Notre Dame girls basketball team.
He is survived by a daughter, Karen Jo Werick of Bourbon; son, Kenneth Menzie Jr. and wife Linda of Nappanee; stepdaughter, Sue Ann Eisenman of Rochester; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel L. Coplen and husband Walter of Argos; brother, Russell A. Menzie of Logansport; stepbrother, Talbert Pittenger and wife Doris of Columbia City; special friend, Mary Kloenne of Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Kathy Keene; sisters, Leona Pittenger, Mary Thrasher.
Friends may visit with the family Thursday Aug. 2, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday Aug. 3, 2012 at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Don Nunemaker.
Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone, with military rites performed by the United States Army and the Argos American Legion Post #68.
Memorial contributions may be made to Argos United Methodist Church, 570 N. Michigan St., Argos, IN 46501.
Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.