Phyllis Menzer

April 25, 1937



 Phyllis Menzer 83, of South Elgin, IL formerly of St. Joseph passed away at 2:20 A.M. Friday October 9, 2020 at White Oaks at Spring Street in South Elgin.


 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday October 16, 2020 at the St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Pastor Gene Turner will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph.


 Phyllis was born April 25, 1937 in Haworth, NJ. the daughter of C. Peter and Helen (Roper) Schaefer. She married Richard G. Menzer on April 26, 1958 in Bergenfield, N.J.. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2019.


 She is survived by her children;  Carin (Brad) Rodemoyer of Western Springs, IL, Eric (Leanna) Menzer of Sycamore, IL and Ginny (Mike) Tabb of Dwight, IL. Grandchildren Breelyn Corzine, Carsten Menzer, Caroline Menzer, Brian Rodemoyer, Taylor Brooks, Kyle Osterbur and Lane Osterbur. One great-grandchild Makayla Osterbur. One brother George (Joan) Schaefer of Triangle, NY.


 She was preceded in death by her Parents, a  brother Peter Schaefer, and sister-in-law Barbara Schaefer.


 Phyllis was a member of the St. Joseph United Methodist Church the church choir and United Methodist Women.
 She went to Dumont High School in New Jersey. Phyllis worked in New York city until the birth of her first child.
Phyllis also worked for several years at the State Bank of St. Joseph.


 Memorials to the St. Joseph United Methodist Church.

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October 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Joseph United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
October 16, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph United Methodist Church

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