October 25, 1940 – November 16, 2020
Fred R. Menges, Sr. was born in Chicago on October 25, 1940 and died on Monday, November 16, 2020 in Elk Grove Village. Fred, at 80 years young, had recently celebrated 59 years of marriage to the love of his life. Fred was a man of few words but his actions spoke volumes. Fred was a loving husband, father and Opa (Grandfather). Fred was revered as an advocate for local children’s sports programs either as a coach or a board member to ensure the program’s success. Fred was an active bowler and a proud active member of the American Legion Post 1205. There was no bigger Chicago sports fan than Fred. You could always find him watching a White Sox, Bears or Blackhawks game. Fred is survived by his wife Nancy (nee Stewart), children Delana “Lanny” (Tim), Valarie (Jim), Tracy (Steve), Freddie (Tracy) and many grandchildren: Alan, T.J., Michael, Samantha, Charlie, Sydney, Danny and Mikey.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11 AM at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village IL. Interment directly following the funeral services at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2501 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL. Visitation will be held Monday from 4-9 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or American Heart Association.
For funeral information, please call JGeils Funeral Services at 630-247-6623.