Evelyn Menching

Evelyn M. (Kersten) Menching age, 101, 6 months and 19 days of Logan, Iowa passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Westmont Care Center in Logan, Iowa. Evelyn was born April 28, 1918 to Rev. Adolf and Mary (Schroeder) Kersten in Telbasta, Nebraska. Evelyn graduated from Magnolia High School in 1936. She married Addison Menching on November 29, 1936. The couple farmed in the Magnolia area until Addison’s death in 1980. Evelyn was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Magnolia, Iowa and then Immanuel Lutheran Church in Logan, Iowa. She belonged to the Willow Valley Club. After moving to Logan, she helped at the Senior Center, she enjoyed spending Sunday’s with her family, playing cards with her friends and making crafts.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, husband Addison, sister Marie, brother Lester; three half sisters and four half-brothers.

She is survived by her daughter Genelle Powell and husband Don of Logan, Iowa; three grandchildren Tammy Powell, Rick Powell of Logan and Lori (John) Mittman of York, Nebraska, four great grandchildren Lyndsie Powell, Zachary Tveitnes, Nicole Mittman, Matt Mittman and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Logan, Iowa.

In Loving Memory Of Evelyn M. Menching

Born April 28, 1918 Telbasta, Nebraska

Entered Into Rest

November 16, 2019 Logan, Iowa

Celebration of Life Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 Immanuel Lutheran Church Logan, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Daniel Steeb Pastor Dennis Maaske

Organist Dona Emswiler Vocalist Rick Powell

Music Selections

“You Raise Me Up” “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”

Honorary Casket Bearers

Lyndsie Powell Zachary Tveitnes

Nicole Mittman Matt Mittman

Final Resting Place Magnolia Cemetery Magnolia, Iowa


  • Bandi Rodenburg Posted November 19, 2019 12:17 am

    Evelyn was a wonderful person, full of life and always smiling. She brightened my day with her words of wisdom . It was a pleasure taking care of her and visiting with her. I will miss her dearly!!

  • Mary Mathews Posted November 20, 2019 9:50 am

    Evelyn will be missed here at Westmont Care Center. She will finally be where she has wanted to be for years, with her husband.

  • Joan Clark Posted November 20, 2019 3:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Evelyn was a good friend, she will be missed. Really got to know her when Mom was in room next to her. I always went to see Evelyn when I needed to talk. Sending prayers to all her family..

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