Bruce D. Menard

Godfrey | Saturday, December 25 2010

Bruce D. Menard, 79, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 1:42 p.m. at Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.  He was born August 10, 1931 in Godfrey, the son of the late Leo C. and Mildred (Paust) Menard.

On September 6, 1956 he married Betty L. Shinpaugh they have shared 54 years together and she survives.  He served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He retired in 1991 after 38 years as a section manager in the tool engineering department at McDonnell Douglas in Saint Louis.  He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey and a member of the Piasa Masonic Lodge #27 AF&AM.

He is survived by one sister:  Iris Parigian and her husband Ernest of Pembroke Pines, FL.  A nephew and niece:  Jeffrey Parigian and his wife Lori of Pembroke Pines, FL and Lois Erpel and her husband, Bill of Loganville, GA. A great niece and nephew:  Ashley and Jason Parigian of Pembroke Pines, FL.  He was preceded in death by his parents and very special paternal Grandparents:  Christian and Prudence (Richmond) Schmidt. 

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Gent Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry MeCaskey to officiate.  Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. 

Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ. 

Additional information and online guestbook may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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