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.