Grace M. Menke, 84, of Dyersville, passed away surrounded by family, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.
Visitation was held from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued Monday from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Tyler Raymond officiated.
Grace was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Worthington, the daughter of Leander and LaVena (Besler) Becker. She married George P. Menke Jr. Feb. 8, 1958, in Dyersville. Together they farmed just north of Dyersville retiring and moving to town in 2003.
After graduating high school, Grace attended Mercy School of Nursing and worked until she got married. She later returned to this profession as a nurse at Dubuque Nursing & Rehabilitation where she remained until retirement.
Grace was active in the Catholic Daughters of America organization for many years. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Friends of the Library and Dyersville Historical Society. She enjoyed socializing, going for coffee, ladies’ lunch, playing cards, and spending time with family. She loved her Sunday afternoons with her family.
Survivors include her children: Larry (Cheryl) Menke of Chicago, Linda (Jeff) Feldmann of Durango, and Ken (Hillary) Menke of Dyersville; grandchildren: Conner, Nathan, Emma, Kara and Paige Menke, Jordan, Jake, Mallory and Madison Feldmann; a brother, Jerry (Kathy) Becker of Dyersville; in-laws: Wilma Lake and Frances Wessels, both of Dyersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George in 2015, one son, Timothy; siblings: Louis Becker, James Becker, Rose Mary Dettbarn, and Norma Jean Becker; in-laws: Robert Wessels, James Lake, Lloyd Dettbarn.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ellen Kennedy Center, Hospice of Dubuque, and the doctors and staff at Mercy Medical Center for their compassionate care.
Memorials can be made to Friends of the Library or the Dyersville Historical Society.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.