Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 2013
OBITUARY ~ JESSE "ALAN" MINNICK
Jesse Alan MINNICK, son of Lellan F. and Iva J. (MAIN) MINNICK, was born December 9, 1937 near Delphos, Iowa.
Alan grew up at Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr high school in 1955. On December 18, 1956, in Kellerton,
Iowa, he married Carolyn LaVon KELLER in a ceremony performed by LaVon's great-grandfather, John K. WHITE.
was a hard-working man, who was intelligent and very mechanical. Alan provided for his family and was a loving
husband, dad and grandpa. He loved everything about cars and loved his cherished Ford Mustangs, even
naming a couple of them!
Alan was a service manager at multiple John Deere dealerships. He retired from Pella
Windows at Shenandoah making custom windows. He would bring home the scraps of wood and made several cherished
cabinets for the boys and their toys. In addition to the cabinets, he made furniture, baby cradles and many
other heirlooms made out of wood. He loved wood-working and his creations will be treasured by many.
passed away February 4, 2013 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Lee and Iva MINNICK; his beloved wife, LaVon MINNICK; a son-in-law, Robert CARTER, and his siblings,
James MINNICK, Phyllis MERCER, Ailene MERCER and Jean RENO.
Those left to cherish his memory include his
children, Vonnie WEUVE of Nevada, Iowa, Alan (Debbie) MINNICK of Indianapolis, Indiana, Philip MINNICK of
Maywood, Missouri, Teri (Craig) LIMKEMAN of Nevada, Iowa and Becca (Tommy) SEABOLT of Warner Robins, Georgia;
grandchildren, Laura (Chace) POPPE of Camas, Washington, Caitlin MINNICK of Saint Louis, Missouri, Sara (Rob)
SOREY of Nevada, Iowa, Cory LIMKEMAN of Nevada, Iowa, Nicole (Orson) LYTTLE of Mildenhall, England, Jamie
CARTER of Nevada, Iowa, Jared CARTER of Warner Robins, Georgia and Jeremi SEABOLT of Warner Robins, Georgia;
siblings, Dan (Mindy) MINNICK of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Merritt (Lori) MINNICK of Fortuna, California and Geneva SCOTT
of Marceline, Missouri; special friend, Berna ROGERS of Washington; nieces; nephews; other relatives, and
Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Thursday, February 7, 2013,
with Rev. Mike MADDY officiating.
Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "It Is Well With My Soul."
Casket bearers included Philip
MINNICK, Alan MINNICK, Craig LIMKEMAN, Tommy SEABOLTS, Jamie CARTER and Cory LIMKEMAN.
were Orson LYTTLE, Rob SOREY, Jeremi SEABOLT, Jared CARTER and Bob STAATS.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery
in Mount Ayr.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2013
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