Phyllis J. Menz, Janesville, WI (1925-2014)
June 7, 1925 - April 22, 2014
Phyllis J. Menz, 88, of Janesville, WI, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, following a brief illness. Phyllis was born in Janesville, on June 7, 1925, the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Zahn) West. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1944. Phyllis married Harry C. Menz on Sept. 15, 1945. Phyllis was a wonderful homemaker and cook who shared her cooking and baking skills with many. She was very active volunteering in the kitchen at the U.A.W. Hall for many years as well as for ECHO, Meals On Wheel, the Adams and Roosevelt Breakfast Clubs and with Crop Walk. She was a communion server at Cargill United Methodist Church for many years and was active in the women’s circles in the churches where she was a member. She was a current member of Trinity Free Lutheran Church.
Surviving are Phyllis’ husband of 68 years, Harry; four daughters: Bonnie (Nelson) Mowry, Judy (Kevin) Manz, Toni (Jim) Kelly, Cindy (Ken) Warner, all of Janesville; seven grandchildren: Teresa (Steve) Riesterer, Sarah (Keith) Paul, Bryan (Ann Dingman) Mowry, Heidi (Jason) Graf, Nathan Manz, Becky Kelly, John (Lea) Discher; 10 great-grandchildren: Emily, Brittany, Ashley, Kaylie, Autumn, Braden, Caleb, Joshua, Malachi and Dana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Manz; her brother, Donald West; and her sister, Marcella Davis.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at TRINITY FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2727 Holiday Drive, Janesville, with Pastor Jon Benson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the CHURCH. Memorials may be made to Love, INC. HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME is assisting the Menz family.
“PHYLLIS WAS A SPECIAL AND WONDERFUL LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, GREAT-GRANDMOTHER AND FRIEND
WHO WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY US ALL.”