Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Robert C. Menden

Robert Charles Menden, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Golden Living Heritage Square in Hales Corners.  He was born in Racine on October 9, 1931, son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Nee: Schlick) Menden.

During the Korean War, Robert proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a staff sergeant from 1951- 1954. On April 7, 1956, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Elaine H. Olson.  Robert was employed with Hamilton Beach and then with Master Lock for twenty-five years, before retiring in 1993.   He was a member of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church.  An avid golfer, Bob loved golfing in his Senior Golf Leagues at Ives Grove and Maplecrest, and recorded a hole-in-one twice in his life.  Robert also enjoyed bowling and his casino trips with Elaine. Above all, he was a devoted husband and father who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Elaine; two daughters, Sandy (Kelly) Menden and Kristi Menden, all of Milwaukee; three brothers, Eugene (Mary Beth) Menden, Bill (Donna) Menden, Richard Menden; brothers-in-law, Dean Hansen, Kenneth Olson and Emmet Olson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and  friends.  In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by his sister, Carol Hansen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 3035 Drexel Ave., Racine, on Monday, December 23, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Jones officiating.  Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Visitation will be held at the church, Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Lucy’s Catholic Church or to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

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