Cyril W. “Cy” Menth


Cyril W. “Cy” Menth, 103, of Albany, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, June 22, 2024, at his home in Albany.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Seven Dolors gathering area in Albany, immediately followed by the funeral Mass at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B., and the Rev. Anthony Christoffels officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Albany American Legion. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Albany.

Cyril William Menth was born Oct. 12, 1920, in St. Anthony, Stearns County, Minnesota, to Joseph and Margaret (Oehrlein) Menth. After graduating from Albany High School in 1939, Cyril served in the U.S. Navy and Army as a pilot who flew AT-6 Texans and Waco Biplanes and continued flying Piper Cub planes privately. He was honorably discharged Jan. 22, 1946. Cyril worked for the United States Postal Service for 33 years as a rural mail carrier south of Albany. He was united in marriage to LaVerne Jopp Nov. 29, 1956, in Milbank, South Dakota.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony and a 78-year member of Albany American Legion Post 482.

Cy enjoyed participating in football, baseball, golf, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed sharing his hobbies of arbory, astronomy, mushrooming and birding. He was a dedicated Twins and Vikings fan. He was also a prankster who loved telling stories and jokes with a twinkle in his eye. He was known for his amazing memory and enjoyed discussing local and world events as well as family genealogy. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, LaVerne Menth; children Robert, Alan and James Menth, Bonita Fox and David Nieland; grandchildren Brandon, Chris, Nick and Liza Menth and Jessica Ostendorf (Matt); and five great-grandchildren.

Cyril was preceded in death by his parents; brothers John, Joseph, Edward, Jerome and Edwin Menth; sisters Anna Lotz, Marie “Connie” Love and Josephine Silvers; and son-in-law Tom Fox.

A special thank you to CentraCare Home Hospice and Senior Home Health for their compassionate care of Cyril in his final days. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.