Captain Jack E. Menninger (1928-2019)


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Captain Jack E. Menninger

Jack was born October 5, 1928 in Cincinnati.  He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II on March 1, 1946 and served as a paratrooper in the Airborne Division.

He joined the Newport Police Department as a patrolman on February 24, 1955.  After 1961, he was promoted to sergeant and in the fall of 1963 to lieutenant.  He was promoted to captain in 1972.  Captain Menninger retired about 1978.

He joined the Northern Kentucky University Department of Public Safety.  About 1990, He finally retired with 39 years of service to his country, community, and Northern Kentucky University.

Catpain Menninger died on January 30, 2019 at the age of 90.

He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Jack Kline.  Captain Menninger is survivied by his wife, Angela (Santini) Menninger; daughter, Marianne (Ted) Dannis; grandchildren, Amy (Shawn) Smith and Jack (Julie) Dannis; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Gracie; stepsons, Joseph Deaton and Mark (Kimberly) Deaton; siblings, Joe (Faye) Menninger and Patricia Kline; and sibling-in-law, Pasquale Santini, Frank Santini, Joyce Mardis, Theresa Santini, and Antoinette Howard.

Visitation was held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Spirit Church on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  He was entombed at St. Stephen Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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