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Garry Menz

August 8, 1948 — April 15, 2024

Garry J. Menz, age 75 of Perham, MN passed away Monday, April 15, 2024 in Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by the memorial Mass at 11:00 on Tuesday, April 23 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham. Military honors will be held at church immediately following the Mass. Interment will occur at a later date in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls, MN

Garry was born with his twin brother Larry in Perham on August 8, 1948 to Frank and Winnifred (Smith) Menz. He attended St. Henry’s grade school and graduated from Perham High School in 1966.

Garry and his brother Larry enlisted in the Navy in February of 1967 and went to boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. They were then stationed aboard the USS Forrestal CVA-59 and made three deployments, one with 7 fleet in Vietnam and two with 6 fleet to the Mediterranean. In March of 1973, Garry reenlisted in the Naval Reserve and served his country for another 23 years and retired as Chief Petty Officer.

After his active time in the Navy, Garry lived in Minneapolis and worked at Sears for over 20 years until the store closed. Garry then returned to Perham where he worked for Perham Sand & Gravel and Barrel O’ Fun. He was a member of the Perham VFW, the Dent American Legion, and St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Garry enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and shooting sports.

Surviving Garry are his twin brother Larry of Esko, MN; sister-in-law Cheryl Menz of Perham; nieces and nephews Christopher (Amanda) Menz of Perham, Brian (Jodie) Menz of Princeton, MN, Jodi Hellman of Duluth, MN, and Jeremy Menz of Duluth.

Preceding Garry in death were his parents; his brother Tom; and his sister-in-law Pattie Menz.

Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com

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Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery

15550 MN-115, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Henry's Catholic Church

234 2nd Ave SW, Perham, MN 56573

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Henry's Catholic Church

234 2nd Ave SW, Perham, MN 56573

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