The deceased was a man who had a host of friends and he was always in a happy frame of mind, always meeting his friends with a smile. He is a man who will be greatly missed in the community in which he has resided since he was a small boy.
Nicholas Minninger, the fifth child of Jacob and Mary Klein Minninger, was born near St. John, Indiana, on April 12, 1863, and died at his home in Lowell, March 18, 1934, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 6 days.
When a small boy his parents moved to a farm near Lowell and he has lived in this vicinity ever since.
He was united in marriage to Sarah Catherine Buckley on November 7, 1882, in St. Edward church, Lowell.
In November of 1932 they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. To this union six sons were born: Otto, Bernie and Johnnie, who preceded their father in death, and Leonard of Chicago, Edward and Fred of Lowell.
He leaves to mourn his departure his loving wife, three sons, three grand-children and two great grand-children. Also three sisters, Anna Pinter of Crown Point, Mary Wheeler and Josephine Wilson of Lowell, and one brother, John, of Chicago, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Weaver funeral home Tuesday at 2 P.M. Rev. R.E.* Crowder, pastor of the M.E. church, had charge of the funeral service. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery, Undertakers Weaver & Son in charge.
Card of Thanks
We desire to extend to our many friends our heartfelt thanks for the many kindnesses shown us at the time of the death of our dear husband and father. They will always be kept in our memory. Signed: The Minninger Family.
* NOTE -- This article lists the minister of the M.E. Church as "R.E. Crowder." Most other articles from 1934 list him as "R.H. Crowder."
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