Phillip Menz


Phillip “Phil” Dean Menz, 55, of Fort Jackson, South Carolina died on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Pierz Villa in Pierz, MN.

Phil was born on December 22, 1965 at Fort Jackson, SC, son of Clyde R. and Beverly J. (Moore) Menz. At an early age he moved with his family to Fort McCleland, Alabama where his dad was an instructor at the Drill Sargent School. At age 2 he moved to Akeley, MN when his dad went to Vietnam. The family moved back to Columbia, SC where he lived until 2006. He went to school at Louie Condor-Windsor Lake and Spring Valley schools.

Phil is survived by his mother, Beverly J. Menz of Pierz, MN; brother, Keith (Gloria) Menz of Columbia, SC; nephew, Christopher (Monsonna) Menz of Columbia; sister-in-law, Wendy Averill of Foley, MN; nieces, Angie (Tony) Ratke of Foley and Latasha (Tony) Bagley of Sauk Rapids, MN; and 5 great nieces and nephews, Jordan, Jenna, Nevaeh, Colton and Jaxson.

Preceding Phil in death is his father, Clyde Menz; brothers, Russell and Ronald Menz; and nephew, Justin Menz.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 29, 2021 the Akeley United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Cease Family Funeral Home of Nevis and Park Rapids, MN.