#1-Published in the Fremont Tribune October 9, 2017|
Arlington, Feb. 26, 1929 – Oct. 7, 2017
ARLINGTON — Paul F. Menking, 88 years, of Arlington passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont.
Paul was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Arlington to Lawrence and Pauline (Kruger) Menking. He grew up in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School in 1947. Paul was a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs from 1946 to 1952. On Jan. 29, 1950, Paul married Norma Thomas in Arlington. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from Jan. 29, 1952, to Jan. 28, 1954. After serving in the military, Paul returned to the Chicago Cubs. In 1956, he began working for Northern Natural Gas Company in Hooper, retiring in 1984.
Paul was a member of the Arlington Community Church and life member of the American Legion Post 71 in Arlington. He enjoyed coaching Little League and American Legion Baseball.
Paul is survived by wife, Norma; daughter, Kathy (Dan) Molle of Fremont; sons, Bill (Linda) Menking and Ed Menking, all of Arlington; and five grandchildren.
#2-Published in the Omaha World Herald October 10, 2017
Menking, Paul F. Age 88 - October 7, 2017 - Of Arlington, NE. Died in Fremont. Survived by wife, Norma; daughter, Kathy (Dan) Molle, of Fremont; sons, Bill (Linda) Menking and Ed Menking, all of Arlington; five grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Moser Memorial Chapel, in Fremont. MEMORIAL VISITATION: Tuesday, 5-8pm, with Family Receiving Friends 6-8 pm, at funeral home. Private burial with military honors, at Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, NE. Memorials to the Paul Menking Scholarship through the Arlington Education Foundation and to the Arlington American Legion Baseball. Online condolences at: mosermemorialchapels.com MOSER MEMORIAL CHAPEL 2170 North Somers Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490
Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.