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Constance R. Menning

November 30, 1935 April 28, 2020
Constance R. Menning
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Mrs. Constance “Connie” Menning, age 84, of Orange City, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen.

There will be a private family prayer service on Friday, May 1, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. There will be a graveside service at 10:00am, at the Newkirk Cemetery in rural Hospers.

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Constance Rae was born on November 30, 1935, in Orange City, the daughter of Arie and Helen (Smit) Bloemendaal. She was raised in the rural Alton area and attended the Newkirk Consolidated School System. Following graduation from high school, she enrolled at the Nettleton Business School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

She was united in marriage to Alden Menning on November 30, 1956, in Orange City. Together they farmed on the Alton countryside for 37 years before moving to Orange City in 1992. They enjoyed traveling with their family and friends and spending many winters in Arizona.

Connie had been an active member of the Newkirk Reformed Church where she participated in the women’s groups. After moving to Orange City, she and Alden became members of the First Reformed Church, where she continued to be involved in the church’s women’s activities. She was also a member of the Farm Bureau Women’s Organization, worked at the K-Products Outlet Store and volunteered at Bibles for Missions and Hands Around the World, all in Orange City. She will be remembered as an extraordinary homemaker with additional talents and interests in reading, bowling, gardening, and card games, and was a wonderful and loving friend to many.

Survivors include her husband of almost 64 years, Alden Menning, a resident of the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen; three children and their spouses, David and Cindy Menning, of Bloomington, Illinois; Bruce and Cathy Menning, of National City, Michigan; and Kaye and Kirt Bennett, of Punta Gorda, Florida; six grandchildren, Susan (Dan) Nelson, of Nashville, Tennessee; Tom (Sydney) Menning, of Fox Lake, Illinois; Lea (Jim) Nelson, of Bloomington; Ashley Menning, of Stamford, Connecticut; Spencer Bennett, serving in the United States Air Force; and Elijah Bennett, of Punta Gorda; seven great-grandchildren, Avery and Romey Nelson, of Nashville; Riley, Leighton, Margot, and Lucy Menning, of Fox Lake; and Evelyn Nelson, of Bloomington; two sisters and their husbands, Barb and Al Top, of Orange City; and Ardis and Brad Van Rooyan, of Eldridge; a sister-in-law, Alice Bloemendaal, of Alton; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Dr. Arnold and Thelma Menning, of Mesa, Arizona.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Bloemendaal; her stepmother, Matilda Ter Horst; a sister-in-law, Elsie (Cleveringa) Bloemendaal; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Menning.

Memorials may be directed to Bibles for Missions.

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Graveside Service




10:00 AM 5/1/2020 10:00:00 AM
Newkirk Cemetery

4022 Kingbird Avenue
Hospers, IA 51238

Newkirk Cemetery
4022 Kingbird Avenue Hospers 51238 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Newkirk Cemetery Final Resting Place

4022 Kingbird Avenue
Hospers, IA 51238

4022 Kingbird Avenue Hospers 51238 IA
United States

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Bibles for Missions

116 2nd Street Northwest
Orange City, IA 51041

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