Dorothy Ann Menk

January 14, 1929-April 28, 2021

Dorothy Ann Menk, age 92, of Alexandria, MN formerly of Franklin, MN passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Alexandria.

In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, a private family service will be held. Interment is in the Birch Cooley Cemetery.

Dorothy Ann Wheaton was born January 14, 1929 to William and Lola (Schoch) Wheaton in Redwood Falls Township. She attended country school for four years and then Redwood Falls Public School graduating in 1946.

On August 19, 1950, Dorothy was united in marriage to Dennis Menk at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Together they lived in Redwood Falls, MN until 1951 when they moved to Franklin.

Dorothy worked at Central Bi-Products, then the PMA Office, which later became the ASC Office in Redwood Falls. She later worked in the office at the Franklin Public School retiring in 1988 after 25 years. Early in 1990, Dorothy and Dennis moved to Lake Victoria at Alexandria, MN. In 2014, they moved to Arabella Manor in Alexandria. Dorothy was a very good cook, and was known for making special desserts for the family. She enjoyed crafting and wood working, and loved spending time with family.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Steven Menk of Franklin; grandchildren, Dody (Pete) Fuhr of Redwood Falls, Darrick (Deb) Menk of Alexandria and Dan (Tasha) Menk of Franklin; five great-grandchildren, Taylor Moore, Logan Moore, Sydney Menk, Lauryn Menk and Emilee Fuhr; brother-in-law, Ron (Carol) Menk of Paynesville; ten nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis; daughter-in-law, Becky Menk; great-grandson Journee Menk; siblings, Hazel Leopold, Harold Wheaton and Ruth Krusemark; nephew, Roger Leopold and niece, Vicki Russ.

Stephens Funeral Service - Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at


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