In Memory

Armin Paul Menzel

Armin was born on September 12, 1944 and died on Monday, February 4, 2013.
Armin was a resident of Palm Desert, California.

He had previously lived in Mammouth Lakes CA, and  years ago I had correspondence with him and he told me of living there and a huge snowfall they had received.  His birth date is correct even though he was older than most of us since he had emigrated from Germany as his family were post-war displaced persons. 

Bill Heller

I remember choosing the photo of him cutting back behind a good block in the homecoming football game against Wheaton--and using it up front in the yearbook [p.10] because it was a great action picture of a fine athlete.

Mark Wieting

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01/27/17 03:46 PM #1    

Sam G. Felish

I am very saddened about the loss of Armin. Interestly, I also talked to Armin about 12 years ago when he was living in Manmoth Lakes. He seem to enjoy the snow covered mountains and the skiing that was available to him. He really wanted to touch base with his friends he had in high school and rememinist (sp?) good times we all enjoyed. He wanted me to go see him up there in snow country. I reminded him that at that time I was living in Scottsdale Arizona for a reason. No snow and cold!!! lol I invited Armin to come down to Arizona and stay his visit with Wendy and I. Unfortunately we never did get togehter.

I always enjoyed Armin. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

01/28/17 10:13 AM #2    

Diane Lynn Cass (Elder)

I think that Armin had a brother & a sister. I was wondering if he would be at our 2013 reunion. I didn't know that he was in California and did a suburban (lombard) area search and saw an obituary for his brother that mentioned Armin as a survivor (I don't remember the date of his brother's death).

 I have a silly story to tell about Armin. I was giving him a ride home. We were in the area of Walgreens/Mr. Z's heading North on Main. He all of a sudden slid over from the passenger seat of the car and put his foot on top of mine on the accelerator and we were FLYING down Main. I'm sure he did that to see me freak out. I did freak and he did laugh.--- I thought of that after seeing that Daryl (Nascar chef) and Armins passing: the "boys" seemed to have a thing for speeding cars.       So sad to hear of each of their passing - they each were truly one of a kind.

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