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Thelma Menne

March 19, 1924 - February 09, 2016

Funeral service - Thursday

February 11, 2016
- 1:30pm

Boulger Funeral Home

Visitation - Thursday

February 11, 2016
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Thelma Menne

March 19, 1924 - February 09, 2016


Thelma “Tommy” Menne, 91, of West Fargo, ND passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Sheyenne Crossing Care Center in West Fargo.

Thelma was born March 19, 1924 to Thomas and Borghild (Twedt) Mandt in Colfax, ND. She grew up and attended school in Colfax before attending Mayville State Teacher’s College. During WWII she worked in San Diego, CA as a “Rosie the Riveter” assembling air planes.

On September 26, 1946 she was united in marriage to George Menne. Together they owned and operated Menne’s Store in Mooreton for over 40 years. Prior to this, they owned the Twin Cities Market and the Piggly Wiggly in Breckenridge, MN.

She loved Bowling, Coca-Cola and the Minnesota Twins.

She is survived by her children: Michelle (Peter) Crary; Paula (Thomas) Quinn; Kerry Menne; Barry (Jodi) Menne; and Bruce (Lynn) Menne; as well as 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George in January of 1995; her brothers: Harold and Kenneth Mandt; and her sister, Rosella Edquist.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016 with a visitation one hour prior at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Interment at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.


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13 responses to “Thelma Menne”

  1. Mary Jean Hermes says:

    Dear Tommy (& Family)

    You were always a dear friend to Audrey (mom). Coming to visit you at your house in Mooreton was a special delight and treat for both me and mom. Loved hearing about your family and reading the wonderful cards, letters and post cards they sent to you. You were a generous puzzle lender and fun story teller.

    I’ll never forget your welcome smile at Menne’s Store and at your home. We’ve been missing you and wondered where you were. Now we know you are safe in heaven.

    You’ll be missed and always in our hearts.

    Love, Audrey and Mary Jean Hermes

  2. Allan Pikarski says:

    Good memories from visiting their store in Mooreton and community events.

  3. Becky Davis Luckmann says:

    So very sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing today. I have so many fond memories of the Menne Grocery store, my grandpa Embert worked as a meat cutter with George. I also remember all of the kids especially Kerry and Barry…….. my condolences go out to all of you. Prayers and hugs to all of you.

  4. Diana klosterman says:

    Our thoughts are with all the Family..THEY WERE GREAT, FUN, Buisness friends in Mooreton for years…Prayers your way.
    Would attend if in ND, but we are in Florida.

  5. Tom and Faye Erbes says:

    To the Menne Family. You are in our prayers. Hope the memories of your mom will help you all in the days and weeks to come. May she rest in peace in Gods loving care. Sincerely Faye and Tom Erbes

  6. Carmen (Hermes) Marohl says:

    I will remember Tommy as a very caring and patient person. She was always willing to wait until we picked out our penny, yes, I said penny candy at the grocery store no matter how long it took us to decide 🙂 In later years she was also patient when we would go over to her house to borrow one of her many puzzles for mom to put together. That was also a hard decision – she had so many to choose from. Mom (Audrey Hermes)loved her generosity and friendship! My sympathy and prayers to her children – Mikey, Paula, Kerry, Barry, Bruce and their families.

  7. Connie R Hestdalen says:

    Michele, Paula, Kerry, Barry, and Bruce, and families,
    My deepest sympathies on the passing of Aunt Tommy.
    I have fond memories of our visits to Mooreton with Ralph and Mother — and the lecture in the car from Ralph to my brother and I: “..now remember that is a store, and their business, so don’t touch anything!” We could always count on Aunt Tommy to have a stash of candy bars in the house. When I visited her years later, when I’d return to the area, after Uncle George died, she still offered me a candy bar from her jar!
    God Bless You during this difficult time, and find some comfort in knowing you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Connie Hestdalen and Denis Jordan

  8. Michelle Shereck says:

    We will miss Tommy. She was a great cook and great lady. Our daughter, Lindsey, loved to visit and enjoyed her goodies. We will miss her kind heart.
    (Former Mooreton residents & church members)

  9. Claudia and Larry Loll says:

    Dear Michelle, Paula, Kerry, Barry and Bruce,
    It was with real sadness that we read about your Mom’s passing. She had led a long, full and productive life and she touched many lives in a positive way. We will always remember friendly greetings we received when we went into Menne’s Store, and I also was very grateful to your mother for remembering my Dad with cards on his birthday. Such a very special lady.
    Claudia and Larry Loll

  10. Kimberly (Tveter) Berglind says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to Tommy’s Family. I have great memories from visiting with her and George at the store and seeing them at church and around Mooreton. Tommy and George were also great friends with my grandparents Harry and Margaret Tveter and I enjoyed listening to them tell stories of when they all were younger. Thoughts and Prayers.

  11. Scott Seiler says:

    Michelle and family. So Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Scott Seiler

  12. Don and Claire Althoff says:

    Our sympathy and hugs to your family. We have many fond memories of shopping at Menne’s Store in Mooreton!

  13. Hugh Veit says:

    My thoughts are with your family today. There are so many great memories spending time at the store, at your home, baseball and golfing. Tommy and the family always made me feel so welcome.

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