LeOtis Earley-Mensink, 88, of Wykoff
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:28 AM
LeOtis Earley-Mensink, 88, of Wykoff, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born April 29, 1925, to Otis and Eva (Gruell) Campbell in Milton Township, Minnesota. She attended and graduated from West Concord High School and continued her education at the Mankato Business College. On May 20, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Earley, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1979. In April of 1983, she was united in marriage to Roger Mensink in Spring Valley.
During her life, she worked for Mantorville Courthouse and Rochester Dairy as a switchboard operator, and she later worked at the Branding Iron Restaurant in Preston and the Gateway Inn in Wykoff. When she was not working away from the house, she loved working outside on the farm. She was a life-long member of the American Motor Maids Association, a member of the Grange, and served on the Fountain Town Board and was an election judge. Cats were a huge part of her life. She admired them and loved taking care of them, including many strays over the years.
She is survived by her husband, Roger of Wykoff, children Kevin (Meredith) Earley of Hemingford, Neb., Craig Earley of Preston; stepchildren, Alan (Joann) Williams of Wykoff, Pamela (Rick) Sikkink of Chester, Iowa, and Randy (Terri) Mensink of Wykoff, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Robert, brother, Dana, and great-granddaughter, Aubrey Joy.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Stewartville United Methodist Church in Stewartville with the Rev. Marcus A. Kendall officiating. Burial in Fillmore Cemetery.
Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.