Perry Ellis Menge
Perry Ellis Menge, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away on January 4, 2019 after a courageous battle with health issues for the past few years.
Perry was born on January 21, 1946 in Crookston, Minnesota to Rozwell and Elledy Menge. He attended Lockhart grade school in Lockhart, MN and retained wonderful memories of growing up in the small Midwestern town. After graduating from Ada High School in Ada, MN, he attended Moorhead State University. His summers during college were spent working at Fair Hills Resort where he met his wife of 50 years, Rose Bervig Menge.
Perry served honorably in the United States Army in Vietnam and upon his return, attended the University of North Dakota, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1973. He worked as a physical therapist in Grand Forks, ND for the next three years.
In 1976, he and his family settled in Medford, OR where he enjoyed a successful physical therapy practice.
Family and friends remember Perry's great sense of humor and devotion to his family. He was an avid reader and history buff who enjoyed travel and woodworking.
Perry is survived by his wife, Rose; son Jeffrey Menge (Nicole) of Kingston, WA; daughter Anne Kaplan of Portland, OR; sister Judy Kolb (Ron) of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Leighton and Dane Menge, Elias and Ethan Kaplan.
A family service is planned at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.