In loving memory of

Philip J. Menke
March 1, 1948 - January 5, 2021

Phil Menke, 72, of Algona, died at Mercy One North Iowa in Mason City on January 5, 2021, from complications of Covid-19. A memorial service will be held this summer at a date yet to be determined at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.

Philip Joseph "Phil" Menke was born March 1, 1948, in Swea City, son of Leander J. and Esther (Schiltz) Menke. He graduated from St. John's Catholic High School in Bancroft in 1966. He served in the United States Army from 1969 until 1973. From 1975 to 2015, Phil and his brother, Jerome were partners in a residential construction company and built over one hundred homes.

He is survived by four sons and two grandchildren, Drew Menke and his wife Jennifer of Iowa City and their daughters, Maddie and Emma, Dustin Menke of Colorado Springs, CO, Caleb Menke of Cedar Rapids, and Braden Menke and his wife Krystyna of Ankeny. He is also survived by five brothers and two sisters, Maurice Menke of Albuquerque, NM, Rachel Weber of Orland Park, IL, James (Jim) Menke and his spouse Sharon of Cedar Rapids, Jerome Menke and his spouse Rita of Algona, Russell Menke and spouse Linda Harrison of Spokane, WA, and Rita Schroeder and spouse Jim of Richmond, MN; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Leander and Esther Menke; three brothers, Cletus, Carl, and Roger Menke; two sisters-in-law, Judi and Charlene Menke; and brother-in-law, Gerald Weber.


Chrissy Komjathy wrote on Jan 17, 2021:

"My deepest condolences to your family. I remember Phil clearly when I visited his family in Algona. He was a kind and special soul. May he rest in peace! "

Ted Wesselmann wrote on Jan 14, 2021:

"Condolences to the entire Menke family. So sorry to learn of Philip`s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all."

Marilyn Lappe wrote on Jan 10, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear about Phil. He was a special person in his own way. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord."

john case wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"jerry i am very sorry to here to here about phil----we had alot of fun working with each other on new homes---may he rest in peace----john case----hope you remember me"

Bob and Mary Vanasek wrote on Jan 7, 2021:

"Jerry and Rita, we are very sorry for the loss of Phil. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Bob and Mary Vanasek"

Terry and Marie Cook wrote on Jan 7, 2021:

"We are so sorry for the loss of Phil. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you "