Shirley Ann Menck, 82, of Otsego, Michigan and winter resident of Arcadia, Florida, passed away December 8, 2021, at the DeSoto Memorial Hospital in Florida.
She was born August 24, 1939, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to James and Madeline George. She attended Vine Street Elementary School and was a 1957 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. She married William G. Menck, Jr. on April 12, 1958, at the Stockbridge Methodist Church in Kalamazoo. She enjoyed a variety of jobs throughout her working years which started in 1955 as a Clerk and Switchboard Operator for Montgomery Wards where she met her beloved husband, Bill. She then worked as a switchboard operator for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company for a year before becoming a file clerk in the Charge Account Dept of the First National Bank. In the fall of 1961, she once more changed employers and went to work for the Simpson Lee Paper Company in Vicksburg, MI where she was the switchboard operator and receptionist. In 1968, she became a Clerk with the US Post Office. 1976 saw her joining the Otsego Public School Department as a Bus Driver. She retired in 1999.
The most important thing to Shirley was her family and her faith in God. The most cherished gift you could give her was to gather family members and have a meal and fellowship together. The more the merrier. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time with friends at her winter home in Florida. She had a strong faith in God and was very active with her church.
She is survived by her husband, William Menck Jr, her children, Kenneth and Carol Menck, Douglas and Suzy Menck, Brenda and Gayla Mender; four grandchildren, Joseph Menck, Elisa Menck, Daniel Menck, and Jacob Mender; brothers, James W. George, Jr and Jack George and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents as well as her two sisters, Janet Wetherbee and Carol J. Allen.
The Lord is my Sheperd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Michigan.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Allegan Christian Center, 700 Ely Street, Allegan MI 49010.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.