Eldert Menth, 80

Eldert Menth, 80

Eldert D. Fuzzy Menth, age 80, of New Germany, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral Service held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating; visitation Thursday from 4 until 8:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the service all at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany; prayer service Thursday Evening at 8 p.m.; interment Church Cemetery.
Eldert was born on Jan. 2, 1934 in Hollywood Township, Carver County, Minn., the son of Lorin and Lilah (Stender) Menth. He was baptized in Watertown and later confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany. On July 30, 1952, Eldert was united in marriage to Donna H. Schubert at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.
Known by most as Fuzzy, Eldert was the kind of man everyone loved being with. His positive attitude and kind heart were an inspiration to everyone in his life. You could always count on him to remember your birthday with a phone call and a song. His gentle spirit, genuine interest in others, and easygoing nature made it easy for him to make friends with anyone, young or old. An avid outdoorsman, he was most in his element hunting or fishing, and enjoyed more than anything spending time at his cabin with family and friends. Eldert was one of the most generous, caring and special people ever put on this earth, and his presence will be deeply missed by those fortunate enough to have known him.
Eldert is preceded in death his parents Lorin and Lilah Menth; brother Dennis Menth; brother-in-law Clifford Jerde.
Eldert is survived by his loving family: wife Donna Menth; children Bob (Nancy) Menth of New Germany, Dan Menth of New Germany, Patty (Ron) Rogers of Plymouth, John (Trudy) Menth of Mayer, Jim (Twyla) Menth of Mayer; grandchildren Jackie Menth, Jenny Menth, Jill Menth, Jason Menth, Katie Rogers, Lindsay Rogers, Sarah and Rob Olson, Holly Menth, Matthew Menth, Taylor Menth, Kayla and Aaron Coil, Cody Menth; step-grandchildren Jason and Malia McNellis, Chris and Tony Tanita; great-grandchildren Carson Coil, Landon Rogers, Cary Tanita; brothers Darrel (Mary Jo) Menth of New Germany, Allen (Lynette) Menth of Waconia; sister-in-law Marlene and husband Ken Campbell of New Hope; sister-in-law Yvonne Jerde of Lester Prairie nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers are Ron Rogers, Jason Menth, Cody Menth, Matthew Menth, Rob Olson, Aaron Coil, Tony Ertl.
Honorary Casket Bearers are Steven Menth, Troy Menth, Chad Menth, Jason McNellis, Tony Tanita.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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