Janice “Jan” Menge


Janice Marie Menge, 80, Mandan, passed away on September 6, 2022, at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck. A memorial service will be held at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck, on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

Jan was born on January 12, 1942, in Bismarck. She was the third of seven children of Peter and Elizabeth (Wolf) Volk.

Jan married David Menge on December 28, 1963, in Bismarck. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and “mom” to many. She was a devoted homemaker and also would worked part-time at United Printing and then Image Printing. Jan also dedicated many years volunteering with the American Cancer Society and other organizations.  She loved serving others at House of Prayer and her true love was Jesus.

Jan enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. Whether it was playing cards, crafting, quilting, or camping she always was a go-getter and made those around her feel welcome and included.  She had a smile on her face and brought joy to those around her.

Jan is survived by her children, Steve Menge, Susan (Carmine) DiGiacomo, Marc (Lisa) Menge; grandchildren: Preston (Seville) Elmer, Maria DiGiacomo, Carmine DiGiacomo II, Patricia DiGiacomo, Nichole Sanches, Morgan Menge, Austin Menge, Taylor (Dillon) Durk, Zachary Tonneson, Jackson Tonneson, Dylan Tonneson and several great-grandchildren, siblings: Linda (Jack) Morrell, Bonnie (David) Buresh, Kirk (Kim) Volk, Mary (Bernie) Piper, along with many nieces and nephews.

Jan was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Nancy, parents and two sisters, Carlene (Ken) Colburn, Patricia (Raymond) Bender

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to House of Prayer.

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Jan was a dear friend and a second mom to our children, grandchildren and greatgrandchild. She was always there for me wether as a neighbor on Meadow Lane where our children grew up together and created many wonderful memories or at House of Prayer where we attended many Mother Daughter Banquets with me being her Mother and Jan my daughter as I am a few days older. I consider Jan my best friend and keep many wonderful memories of her close to my heart. Sending love and hugs to Steve, Sue and Marc.

I was lucky enough to know Janice most of my life. I can’t remember anyone friendlier and more gracious. Linda and I are sorry we could not get back in time to visit with her this past summer rest in peace kind lady

We are so sorry to hear about Jan. She was a funny lady, and I have many fond memories of her growing up!! We are sending our deepest sympathies and prayers to all of you.

I am so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. She was always so wonderful and kind to me and I loved her very much! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family! Big hugs all around!!!

Jan, thank you for all you did for House of Prayer, your family and friends. God bless you and your family.