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LeOtis Earley-Mensink


Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

LeOtis Earley-Mensink, age 88, of Wykoff, Minn. passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

LeOtis was born April 29, 1925 to Otis and Eva (Gruell) Campbell in Milton Township, MN. She attended and graduated from West Concord High School and continued her education at the Mankato Business College. On May 20, 1951, LeOtis was united in marriage to Robert Earley, and he preceded her in death on October 14, 1979. In April of 1983, LeOtis was united in marriage to Roger Mensink in Spring Valley, Minn.

During LeOtis’ life, she worked for Mantorville Courthouse and Rochester Dairy as a switchboard operator, and she later worked at the Branding Iron Restaurant in Preston, Minn. and the Gateway Inn in Wykoff. When she was not working away from the house, she loved working outside on the farm. LeOtis 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 LeOtis’ life. She admired them and loved taking care of them, including many strays over the years.

LeOtis is survived by her husband Roger of Wykoff, children Kevin (Meredith) Earley of Hemingford, Neb., Craig Earley of Preston, step children Alan (Joann) Williams of Wykoff, Pamela (Rick) Sikkink of Chester, Iowa, and Randy (Terri) Mensink of Wykoff, 9 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 for LeOtis Earley-Mensink will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Stewartville United Methodist Church in Stewartville, Minn. with Pastor Marcus A. Kendall officiating.

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