Wanda (Townsend) Mennega, 89

Wanda (Townsend) Mennega, 89, passed away at Thornapple Manor on Oct. 4, 2019.

Wanda was born on July 30, 1930, to Roy and Rose Ockerman. She grew up in Gladwin until marrying Gilbert Townsend and having five children. Marriage ended in divorce. She later married Ed Mennega of Allegan until his death.

Wanda worked for several years at the Copper Lantern Restaurant in Hastings, and finally retired from Penney’s in Allegan. She loved playing cribbage and Yahtzee with whomever would sit that long.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Glenn and Derwood Ockerman.

She is survived by three daughters from Hastings, Sheryl (Chris) Hagelshaw, Carla (Pete) Pierce and Kim R. Townsend; a daughter from Ohio, Linda Hess; a son from Massachusetts, Ty Townsend; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; Mennega family brother and sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and a very dear lady who was her caregiver for the last 10 years, Deb Cornett.

A private family service will be at Hudson Corners Cemetery in Allegan at a later date, and she will be put to rest next to her husband Ed.

Arrangements are being provided by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.

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