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Norma Menking

Norma Menking

March 27, 1929 – Feb. 6, 2018

FREMONT — Norma M. Menking, 88 years, of Fremont passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. She was born March 27, 1929, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, to William and Opal (McManomie) Thomas.

She graduated from Arlington High School in 1947. Norma married Paul Menking on Jan. 29, 1950, in Arlington. She was employed at First National Bank and American National Bank in Fremont, and Arlington State Bank. She retired in 1984.

Norma was a member of Arlington Community Church.

She is survived by her sons, Bill (Linda) Menking and Ed Menking, all of Arlington; daughter, Kathy (Dan) Molle of Fremont; sister, Judy (Foye) Manuel of Lowell, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Carmela Thomas of Northridge, California, and Marion Thomas of Alamo, Texas; five grandchildren, Amy and Jenna Molle, Sarah and Sam Menking and Paul Menking.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; sisters, Jane Schlapfer and Louise Hansen; and brothers, David Thomas, Harold Thomas, and Wayne Thomas.

The memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. The Rev. Shirley Schmidt will officiate. Memorial visitation on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home. Burial at the Arlington Cemetery at a later date.

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Memorials may be directed to the Paul and Norma Menking Scholarship through the Arlington Education Foundation.

Online condolences at

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home, 232 E. Eagle, Arlington, NE 68002

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