OBITUARY - STEPHEN LAWRENCE MINNICK
Stephen MINNICK, 51 of Colorado., formerly of the Ringgold and Union Counties, died Thursday, July 7, 2005 near Meeker,
Colorado. Services will be 10:30 am Tues. July 12 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. Creston. Rev. Merlin WILKINS
and Rev. Mark WOLDRUFF will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery of Afton. Open visitation from 2 to 8 pm
Monday, with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 pm. Memorial to the Stephen MINNICK Memorial.
Stephen Lawrence MINNICK, son of Clarice E. (STEPHENS) and Lawrence J. MINNICK, was born February 23, 1954 in Creston. He
attended school in the Mount Ayr Community, Diagonal and Grand River School Districts. He enlisted in the U. S. Marine
Corp. in 1971. After completing a field wire course, he was assigned to the communications section of the 3rd Marines in
Okinawa. He was promoted to Lance Corporal prior to his discharge. Following his discharge he completed a masonry course
and auto mechanics course at Southwestern Community College.
In the early 80’s Stephen moved to Colorado where his true love was outfitting in the high country. He was again pursuing
that love with Welder Outfitting Services, when he was accidentally killed on a 4-wheeler, as a result of a heart attack.
Pursuing many trades and occupations during his brief life…he could be called Jack of all trades, but a Master Outfitter.
He is survived by his mother Clarice of Creston; three sisters: Cheryl (husband Mark) HASSLER of Squaw Valley, CA; Leola
(husband Larry) KRALIK of Creston; Alice (husband Jim) BEAVERS of Collins, IA; one brother, Stanley of Grant City, MO and
many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence in August of 2004 and his sister Edith.
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