Michael Robert Menke

Michael Robert “Heav” Menke, 68, of Pilot Grove, Iowa, passed away at 1:22 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Wayland, Missouri.


Mike was born on May 3, 1955, in Maryland, the son of Robert “Peanie” and Martha (Merschman) Menke.


He is survived by his sister-in-law: Deb (Randy) DeRoo of Coal Valley, Illinois; two nephews: Andy (Abby) Menke of West Point and Ben (Shianne) Menke of West Point and two great nephews: Greg and Mack Menke.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Jeff and Greg.


Mike was a graduate of Marquette High School. He worked as a farm manager for Chem Gro in Houghton. He enjoyed farming, riding his motorcycle and 1969 Z-28 Camaro, working, visiting with others and spending time with his nephews and great nephews.


A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point.


A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home with Father Dan Dorau officiating.


Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, St. Paul, Iowa.


A Celebration of Life will be held at Sammy’s in St. Paul following burial.


A memorial has been established in his memory.


On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.