Louis E. Mennenga - 92

5/30/1923 - 5/20/2016

Byron, IL

Louis E. Mennenga, age 92, passed away at Rockford Memorial Hospital on May 20, 2016. He was born on May 31, 1923 in Ridott, Illinois the son of George and Fannie (Greenfield) Mennenga. He married Charlotte Paul on May 31, 1971. Louis farmed all of his life and also worked in the dept. of transportation for the state of Illinois. He is a member of the Silver Creek Reformed Church in German Valley, IL. Louis collected antique tractors from Canada and the Midwest. He loved Disney World and took many trips there and he also liked to travel to the North West. Louis enjoyed making cassettes of his favorite music; especially polka music. He also liked to go dancing with Charlotte in Monroe. He had a special pet Maggie who brought him joy. He is survived by his wife Charlotte of Byron; children, Larry (Gail) Mennenga of Carlton, OR, and Lucinda Ashton of Forreston; step-daughter Sharon (Bill) Kaple of Poplar Grove; 4 grand children and 8 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents and step-son Eugene Winche. Funeral services will be Thursday May 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Silver Creek Reformed Church in German Valley with Pastor Grant Mulder officiating. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery, German Valley. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM in the church. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to Silver Creek Reformed Church or to the Rock River Senior Center in Oregon, IL. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron assisted the family with arrangements.


5-7 PM Wednesday May 25, 2016 Silver Creek Reformed Church 326 Bunker Hill Road German Valley, IL 61039


11 AM Thursday May 26, 2016 Silver Creek Reformed Church 326 Bunker Hill Road German Valley, IL 61039

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