Kathleen Menz, age 65 of Perry, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her home in Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church rural Bouton. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry, Iowa. Memorials will be given to Animal Rescue League and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

Kathleen Ann Menz was born on January 11, 1953 at Perry, IA to Edward Ed and Lila Joy (Daugherty) Menz. She attended school in Perry, graduating with the class of 1971. She then attended St. Mary’s School of Practical Nursing, Rochester, MN and obtained RN Degree in nursing. Later she went to Iowa State pursuing her love of animals, aspiring to become a veterinarian.

She was united in marriage to Chriss Barck at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Perry on December 15, 1973. She worked as an ER Nurse in Colorado Springs, Menomonie, WI, Dallas County Hospital and Mary Greeley Hospital. Her time in nursing nurtured her desire to help others and led her to serve on the Perry Fire Department for 7 years. After retiring from nursing, she started her own general contractor business before later working with her three children at Rainbow International.

She loved growing up on the farm and enjoyed moving into her acreage home, just south of where she grew up. Taking care of flowers, a horse, ponies, dogs and kittens was how she enjoyed spending a large amount of her time. She had a passion for working with her hands, painting and watching movies. She especially loved family.

In death she rejoins her father, Edward Menz and grandparents, Albert and Eva Menz and Joe and Gladys Daugherty.

Left to cherish Kathleen’s memory are her mother, Lila Joy Menz, children, Jason (Shelley) Barck, Perry, IA Trish Barck, Perry, IA, Toby (Becky) Barck, Grimes, IA, grandchildren, Jasmyn, Korbin, Trenton, Callen, and Baby Barck to be born, brothers, Dave (Karen) Menz and Steve (Annette) Menz both of Perry, uncle Raymond (Robbie) Daugherty, Pembina, ND, aunts Rose Menz, Perry, IA and Nora Easter of Ankeny, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.