Gerald Ray Menning, Salem, Ohio

Stark Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services

November 22, 2021

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SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Gerald Ray Menning, 82, died Monday, November 22, 2021 at Assumption Village.

He was born on January 22, 1939 in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late Edward M. and Bernice (Althouse) Menning.

Gerald was a 1957 graduate of Salem High School.

He worked at Purity Dairy, Superior Dairy, McLain Grocery Warehouse, retiring from Fleming Foods in 2001.

He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was a 50-year member of the Salem Saxon Club.

Gerald enjoyed camping, fishing and cutting wood.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline (Edling) Menning, whom he married October 9, 1960; three children, Susan (Dave) Menning Moore of Salem, Cheryl (Bob) Menning Miller of Columbus and Tom (Nicole) Menning of Maumee; one sister, Judy (Roger) Flading of Canton; grandchildren, Jenifer Moore Claus, Jacklyn (Rodney, Jr.) Moore Huges, Nichlos Miller, Angela Miller and Tylar Menning and two great-grandchildren, Preston Claus and Rodney Huges III.

Besides his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by siblings, Edward Menning, James Menning, Virginia Ferguson.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Chaplain Gary Rozier officiating. Friends and family will be received 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Saxon Scholarship Fund, 1980 Newgarden Avenue, Salem, OH 44460.

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A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 24 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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