Catherine Menke

Catherine Mary Menke, 87, of Hull, formerly of Sutherland,  died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

Memorial services were held Thursday, Sept. 22, at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was prior to the service at Storm Lake Cemetery.

Catherine Mary Ruby was born Feb. 11, 1929 in rural Gaza, the daughter of John and Mary (Kelly) Ruby.

In her youth, she attended school in Gaza, graduating high school in 1946.

On Nov. 19, 1947, Catherine was united in marriage to Clarence Menke in Worthington, Minn. Together they had two children, Wesley and Debbie.

In 1953, Catherine was baptized at St. Paul Methodist Church in Cherokee. She was currently a member of the Methodist Church in Sheldon. Catherine also participated in Women’s Club at the Methodist Church in Sheldon.

Catherine enjoyed fishing, gardening, flowers and reading.

Those left to cherish her memory include two children, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one brother, three sisters, extended family and friends.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.