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Wayne E. Menard
Wayne E. Menard, 64 of Marinette passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay.
Born on July 14, 1944, to the late Woodrow and Lucille (Nordost) Menard in Marinette, he attended Marinette High School and went on to serve in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964. He married the former Mary Ann Konop on June 27, 1964 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Klondike.
He was a journeyman electrician and worked for Rodman Industries from 1966 to 2003 as a mechanic/electrician. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Marinette Knights of Columbus #719 and the Marinette American Legion Post 39. He was also a life member of the Marinette Jaycees and held every local office, was a district officer and JCI Senator. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, Jaycee activities and traveling to South East Asia.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann; five sons, Basil (Mary) Mercado of Grafton, Enrico Mercado of Daly City, Calif., Tato (Rosanna) Mercado of Hayward, Calif. and Jose (Kris) Mercado and Glenn (Roberta) Monville, both of Green Bay; his mother-in-law, Mildred Konop of Oconto Falls; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene Menard and Marilyn Rupert, both of Marinette; three sister-in-laws, Catherine Menard, Candace Menard and Debra Konop, all of Marinette; seven godchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow, jr. and Warren; his father-in-law, Joseph Konop, sr. and a brother-in-law, Joseph Konop, jr.
Friends called at Thielen Funeral Home, Marinette on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Current and past members of the Jaycees gathered at 6:15 p.m. to read the Jaycee Creed, followed by American Legion services at 6:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Rosary service was at 6:45 p.m. and a vigil service began at 7 p.m. Further visitation was held on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass followed at St. Josephs Church on Carney Blvd., Marinette at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery with military honors conducted by the 20 Year Club.