ELCHO

Rose Menting

Jan. 13, 1921 - Feb. 10, 2012

Rose Menting of Elcho died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, peacefully at her home. She was 91.

Mrs. Menting was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Antigo, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Wield) Birtzel. She married Orville Menting in 1937 at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1997.

The Mentings lived in Waukesha from 1941 until returning to Antigo in 1986.

Mrs. Menting worked as a nursing assistant for more than 20 years and was a housekeeping supervisor at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Christian Mothers Society while in Waukesha and was a member of Sts. Mary & Hyacinths in Antigo.

Mrs. Menting was a great cook often entertaining family and friends. She enjoyed camping, gardening and crossword puzzles. She loved to spend time with her family and taking care of her great-grandchildren. She was always willing to lend a hand with all those do-it-yourself projects

Survivors include a daughter, Betty (Thomas A.) Vahl of Pearson; three sons, Gerald (Mary) of Milwaukee, Larry of Arkansas and Tim (Donna) of Waukesha; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Loretta Holup of Antigo, Irene (Jim) Patteson of Ohio and Clara Bemis of Stoughton.

She was preceded in death by two infant sons, a granddaughter, a daughter-in-law, three sisters and four brothers.

A memorial mass for Mrs. Menting will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. memorial Mass on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Sts. Mary & Hyacinths Catholic Church. The Rev. William Brunner will officiate. Private entombment will be in Queen of Peace Columbarium at a later date.

Strasser-Roller Funeral Home, 715-623-5202, is serving the family. Friends may visit online at www.strasserrollerfh.com.