Tina J. Menke

Tina J. Menke, 64, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at her home in West Point surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 1, 1957, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Owen and Rachel (Zern) Siemens. On July 29, 1978, she married Howard Donald Menke at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison, Iowa. He preceded her in death on September 1, 2021.

Survivors include her son: Bradley W. (Samantha) Menke; daughter: Kelsey M. (Shawn) Bales; grandchildren: Nilie, Nora, Owen and Mia Menke, Bennett, Hudson and Kallen Bales; siblings: Joni (Mike) Watson, Wesley “Sam” Siemens, Daren (Marilyn) Siemens and sister-in-law: Lisa Siemens. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Howard; two brothers: Kevin Siemens and Dana Jo Siemens in infancy.

Tina was a 1975 graduate of Nauvoo – Colusa High School. She was a member of the former Nauvoo Presbyterian Church. She retired from USDA Rural Development after twenty-nine years of service. She enjoyed camping, shopping, hanging out with friends and most of all spending time with her family, grandkids and attending their sporting events.

Friends may call after 12:00 noon Friday, November 26, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. that evening.

Following the visitation, her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman and Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.

Burial will be at Appanoose Township Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her memory for Southeast Iowa Regional Home  Health Care and Hospice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhome.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.