The Menards Guy has passed away.

Ray Szmanda - the longtime spokesman for Menards - died yesterday at the age of 91.

His son Charles released a statement of Facebook:

According to his Wikipedia page, Szmanda began as a radio and television announcer, eventually going freelance. He's an upper midwest guy from Wausau, Wisconsin. He was even in a sci-fi movie called The Alpha Incident.

Very sad news about an upper midwestern media icon.

H/T: Kare11