Preston "Corky" Menzel died Feb. 22, 2018. He struggled with a heart condition and lost the battle at age 55.
He was born to Georgia Greenfield and Donald Menzel on April 30, 1962.
After graduating from high school, he married Teresa Menzel in Granby.
He mastered the trade of metal fabrication. In 2000 he returned to Delta County, where he was a business owner serving the Western Slope since 2004.
He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, camping and shooting trap. He excelled at target marksmanship. In his younger years he also enjoyed skiing and snowmobiling.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa; parents, Georgia Greenfield and Donald (Sheila) Menzel; siblings, Cydne Menzel (Alvin Towell), Renee Jensen (Ronnie Smith), Roxanne (Gene) Delay and Kenny Heinze; children, Danielle Menzel (Jesse Leech) and Jeremiah Menzel; and grandchildren, Kalysta Menzel, Shealie Menzel and Zoie Menzel.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.