Blake Menking

Blake Charles Menking passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.   Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM with a celebration of life service at 4:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant Street SE) in Prior Lake.

Blake was born on June 15, 1982 to Pamela and Charles Menking in Burnsville, MN. Raised in Prior Lake/Savage where in his youth he enjoyed playing Soccer & Basketball and excelled at both.

His charm and charisma served him quite well as a child, and even better as an adult. After High School Blake went on to work for All Star construction. Over the years he continued gaining knowledge and remodeled homes throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Blake was so full of life, bringing humor and laughter into every single life he touched. Once, when his car wouldn’t start, he thought he would call “Jimmy John’s”, because they’re Freaky Fast, and he knew he would get his car jumped and a sandwich in 5 minutes or less. You can’t make this stuff up.

Blake wore his heart on his sleeve, he truly cared for everyone he met on this journey, putting others before himself. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by his loved ones. A charismatic simple man, Blake will be dearly missed by his Daughter, Brooklynn Menking, her Mother, Ja’Nae Christensen, Mother, Pamela McKenney, Father, Charles Menking, Sister Brittany McKenney, loving friend Corrine Cords, maternal Grandmother June Cardinal; paternal grandfather, Lloyd Menking, many aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving relatives, friends and loved ones. Blake is preceded in death by his grandfather Donald F. Cardinal, and grandmother, Corrine Menking.

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  1. Chuck,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    David and Vicky McNeil

  2. Blake was one of a kind. He made you smile when you were sad, and always made you glad that you met him.
    I’m praying for his whole family.

  3. Kathy Roach Bennett

    So sorry for the loss of Blake. May God send you peace & comfort during this difficult time.

  4. Blake, it was such a pleasure to have known you. RIP. My thoughts are with your family
    Love Annette Odland

  5. Kameron Geiger & Karley Townsend

    Uncle Chuck,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Living across the country we didn’t get to see Blake as much as we would have liked. We both still remember our time at Lake Pelican as one of our favorite vacations with the whole family.

    Sending thoughts and love from Texas,
    Kameron & Karley

  6. Our hearts feel your pain.. Sending Prayers.

  7. I am so sorry for the loss !!! You are in my thoughts and Prayers .

  8. Jacqueline Smith

    Never did I think I’d be writing a condolence for Blake, a young man full of life! His smile was contagious and he always made me feel loved. ❤ Let his light forever shine! RIP Blake and share a dance with my mom!

  9. I am extremely saddened by the death of Blake. i had the pleasure of working with him on and off for six years. I am sorry for his daughter, Brooklyn, Coco , Pam and Chuck.

  10. Thinking of you, Chuck. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in your loss.
    Vern and LeNae Teichert

  11. Blake… the late nights filling up notebooks of ideas and great business plans. Laughing, crying more so me as you were way too cool to do that, lol), and talks of how the future will be better, wiser, and stronger as long as our will was great. I will forever miss you, dear friend.
    Love always, Naïma du Chatellier Tikalsky

  12. Chuck, Pam and Brooklyn words can express how sorry I am. Blakes personality was magnetic, his humor and charisma was definitely one of his best attributes. Blake was my best friend for over 20 years. We were inseparable from the very beginning in 5th grade, closest friend ive ever had. So many memories together and so much trouble together in middle school. And later working together everyday. Blake’s memory will be cherished forever by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  13. Blake it’s T-Dawg the guy who who would dig foorting for for you in the middle of winter because out of love for you you were always so loving and tried to be the best role model you could it hurt the most to Kno kalvyn won’t grow up with his godfather around you were the best person ever and never turned ur back on me Blake I’ll never forget you and am so happy we got to have our talk we had the day you passed love you so much you are forever in my heart I love you so damn much yor forever to be my brother I love you

  14. Chuck, so sad to hear of your loss. Take care of those you still have. Will have you in my thoughts.

  15. I am truly saddened by Blake’s death. You have my deepest sympathy.

  16. Art Knudson Jr family

    Chuck, there are no words. Our family is so sorry to hear this. Patti tried to reach out to you via phone and email. Not sure you got our email. We are thinking of you, family and Blake’s family. Sounds like an awesome young man….when time is right feel free to reach out to us.

  17. My condolences to the family of Blake. He and his wonderful personality will be missed by so many.

  18. I miss you brother from another mother!! Being schizophrenic I am, for once, I don’t mind my mental illness because of you. it’s cool hearing your voice in my temples & around my mind, it sounds just like you. We gonna Tetris are new zones. In my schizophrenia, Blake says some expect apples at you one day at the gates ? Lol. It truly was an honor & privilege to meet & know you Blake. My mind still can’t understand I can’t call you to hang out or go get food. Love you brudka. ✨

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