Terrill “Terry” Wilson Menzel

Terrill “Terry” Wilson Menzel

September 15, 1924 – August 11, 2020

Age 95

Terrill “Terry” Wilson Menzel was born in Stevens Point, WI, on September 15, 1924.  In one month, he would have celebrated his 96th birthday.  Terry died on Tuesday, August 11th in Bellevue, NE.

Terry was a graduate of PJ Jacobs High School in Stevens Point, WI, Lawrence  University in Appleton, WI, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he earned his MBA in Risk and Insurance.

He was a gifted athlete throughout high school and college, lettering in football, hockey, basketball and tennis.  In his later years, Terry was an avid golfer and he was proud of his 2 holes-in-one.

Terry was a radioman in the US Navy during World War II on the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt.  He received the American Campaign Good Conduct and Victory Medals for his service to his country.

He married Rosemarie (Love) Menzel on July 9, 1949.  Terry and Rose enjoyed 65 years together.  They were blessed with four children, Barbara (Everett, WA), Sally (Kaneohe, HI). Nancy (Winchester, OR), and Ted (Bellevue, NE).  Terry and Rose had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.

Terry held a variety of jobs in the insurance industry in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.  He was also active in the following community organizations: YMCA, Junior Achievement, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Elks Club, American Legion and the American Red Cross where he donated over 40 gallons of blood.

Preceded in death by wife Rosemarie (Love) Menzel; parents A.A. “Ted” & Myrtle Menzel; brother Robert Menzel.

Survived by children Barbara Menzel (Jon VanWagenen), Sally McCully (Paul), Nancy Sanderson (Rodney), Ted Menzel (Cindy); 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation Saturday, August 22nd, 9:00-10:30 a.m. followed by

Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford Street, Bellevue.

A link to view video of the service will be here when it becomes available.

Funeral Mass of Terrill “Terry” Menzel August 22, 2020

Posted by St. Mary's Catholic Church of Bellevue, Nebraska on Saturday, August 22, 2020

The private inurnment will be held in Stevens Point, WI, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Red Cross of Portage County, WI.

Military Honors by US Navy Honor Guard & American Legion Post 331

Go Green Bay Packers and On Wisconsin!


  • Dorie Schmolke Coughenour Posted August 18, 2020 12:29 pm

    Ted and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dorie (Schmolke) Coughenour

  • Fr John Burger Posted August 24, 2020 8:42 am

    Dear Ted, Cindi and family,

    On behalf of the Columbans, I want to express our sympathy. You have helped us in so many ways: with the garden, with singing and playing at our recent funerals, so we want you to know we stand with you at this time.
    Father John

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