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Obituary for Benjamin Menger

November 7, 1942 - May 14, 2017
Grafton, New Hampshire | Age 74

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Benjamin C. Menger, 74, of Grafton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Alice Peck Day Hospital, Lebanon, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on November 7, 1942 in Montclair, NJ, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Luwin) Menger. Benjamin is survived by his wife of 53 years: Helga Menger, his four daughters; Petra Menger of Springfield, MA, Karin Menger of Enfield, NH, Susanne and Terry Underdahl of Glencoe, MN, Rosemarie and Stephen Seiger of Bedford, NH, his son; Benjamin and wife Phoebe Menger; eleven grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and extended family and friends.

Ben graduated from Montclair High School and joined the Air Force, his first duty station in Germany. It was there that he met and married his wife, Helga. Honorably discharged after 5 years, Ben moved his growing family to Springfield, MA where he worked in management for Kings Department store while earning his business degree from Springfield Community College. From there, his job took him to New Hampshire where he continued to work and live, finally settling in Grafton.

An active member of the American Legion, he enjoyed raising money every year for Jerry Lewis' kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. Ben also enjoyed reading, travel and current events. In his later years, Ben watched his family grow and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. Ben loved discussing history and politics but his favorite meal was his wife's German rouladen.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Committal Service with Military Honors will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH on Friday, May 19 at 2:30 P.M. Friends and relatives invited. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium.

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