HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) -Bob Menke, who played on Indiana's 1940 NCAA championship basketball team and later was elected to the state Legislature, has died. He was 88.
Son Funeral Home said Tuesday.
Menke and older brother Bill Menke were part of the Hoosiers' team that beat Kansas 60-42 in the title game in Kansas City, Mo., in 1940, the second year of the NCAA tournament. That Indiana team was coached by Branch McCracken.
Bob Menke is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He was a center on the Huntingburg High School team that in 1937 was the state runner-up.
After serving in World War II as an Army Air Corps officer, he returned to Indiana and founded a furniture company that now has more than 2,000 employees and is known as OFS Brands Inc.
Menke was elected to a term in the Indiana House in 1952 and served on the IU Board of Trustees.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, two sons and two daughters.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday in Huntingburg.

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