The NTPA grieves today for the family of Michael Thomas Menn, who passed away Thursday morning, March 2 after a courageous fight with colon cancer. Mr. Menn, 64, of Carthage, Illinois, was the brother of NTPA and Illinois TPA official Robert Menn.
Mr. Menn was the third generation of his family to own and operate Menn's Firestone in Carthage. His strong ties to the community included memberships in the Eagles' Club, Jaycees, Clipper Fire Department, and Hancock County Fair Board, and he was recently recognized as the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. He also had served as president of the Hancock County Saddle Club, of which he was a member for over 40 years. He had a lifelong interest in horse racing and rodeo.
Mr. Menn is survived by his wife Cynthia; two daughters: Kristin (Sid) Huls of Basco and Dr. Kaylee (Erik) Krekel of Carthage; two granddaughters: McKenna and Maci Jo Huls; three brothers: Rodger (Debbie), Robert (Jane), and Mark (Marta); a brother-in-law: Dave (Lana) Van Hove of Roscoe; one aunt; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Menn's full obituary may be found here, where notes of condolence may be left for the family.
Memorials in Mr. Menn's name may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, the Hancock County Saddle Club, or H.U.G.S.
Please keep the Menns in your thoughts.