Martin E. Menchhofer, 91

Martin E. Menchhofer, 91, of 706 Magnolia Drive, St. Marys, formerly of Mercer County, died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born March on 15, 1920, in Mercer County, the son of John and Kathryn (Powell) Menchhofer, and they preceded him in death.

On April 12, 1942, he married Margaret  “Marge” L. Hay, and she survives at the St. Marys Living Center.

He is survived by his three children, Larry (Vera) Menchhofer of South Bloomingville, Sherry (and friend, Ed White) Howey of Columbus and Steve (Mary) Menchhofer of Rockbridge; a granddaughter, Suzanne Menchhofer of Bend, Ore.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Beatrice Nolte, Kathryn Knapp and Helen Suchland; two brothers, Herbert Menchhofer and Cletus Menchhofer.

Martin was a 1938 graduate of the Washingtown Township High School in Mercer County. He was a long-time farmer in Mercer County and was an agent for the Bruns, Gant and Toms Insurance Agency in Celina. He also sold Thrifty Brand Feed in Rockford.

Later in life, Martin and Marge lived in Fort Wayne, Ind., for a number of years before returning to their roots.

His favorite pasttimes included playing cards, especially sheephead and euchre and following the Cincinnati Reds.

He was a member of the Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.

A celebration of Martin’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jon Kraner officiating.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorial donations may be directed to Wayne Street United Methodist Church.

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