|Bob Menke, member of 1940 Indiana national title team, dies at 88|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 01 April 2008 10:05|
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.