Ralph A. Menning, age 81, of Mendota Heights; Survived and loved by wife, Nancy; children, Sherri Bruxvoort and Vickie Taylor, Orange City, IA; Alan, of Eagan and Steve, of Bentonville, AR; their mother Joyce Juffer; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold and Alden Menning; step-children and their families. Predeceased by wife, JoAnn, and son-in-law, John Taylor; Born and raised in northwest Iowa, served in Army Air Force during WWII, farmer, sales rep. and owner and operator of Hydro Turf. Member of the Gideons, Netherlands-American Assoc. of MN, and AM VET. Memorials preferred to Ft Snelling Memorial Chapel Fndtn. or Mendota Heights United Church of Christ.