On May 28, 2021 Harold William Menkedick passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis at the age of 86. He was born on August 8, 1934 to Henry and Catherine (Wenning) Menkedick in Greensburg IN. He attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Greensburg High School in 1952. He married Bernice Lamping on November 27, 1958 in Hamburg, IN. She preceded him in death on October 21, 2014. He spent his early years repairing electronics and appliances as well as farming the family farm until 1998. In 1990, he and his wife opened the Excel Electronics and Appliance store where he served as the local Maytag repair man until his retirement in 2010.
Harold was an active member of St. Mary’s Church serving as an usher, adoration chapel volunteer and marriage couples sponsor. He was an active member of the Knights of St. John, most recently serving as treasurer. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Rural Couples. He served on the Greensburg Community School Board as president. Harold served his country in the United States Army and National Guard.
He was an avid bowler, enjoyed watching game shows, cheering for the Cincinnati Reds, and meeting friends at Stories for lunch. He enjoyed going to sporting and school events cheering on and supporting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The beloved patriarch is survived by his six children; Mike (Rita) Menkedick, Greensburg, Kevin (Kathy) Menkedick, Greensburg, Doug (Anne) Menkedick, Guilford, Phil (Lisa) Menkedick, Greensburg, Donna (Scott) Crandall, Fort Wayne, and Chris (Jamie) Menkedick, Greensburg; fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren with two on the way. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Ellen Menkedick of Greensburg and three brothers-in-law Rick (Sally) Lamping, Herbie (Mildred) Lamping, and Steve (Barb) Lamping, two sisters-in-law Anna Mae (Ambrose) Nobbe and Julianne (Vernon) Raver and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Edna Mae Zobel, and three brothers, Carl Menkedick, Alfred Menkedick, and Clifford Menkedick. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday June 2nd at 3:30pm at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 7pm and Thursday June 3rd at St. Mary’s Church at 9am until the funeral mass. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Greensburg at 10:00am on Thursday June 3rd with Fr John Meyer officiating. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com