ESCANABA - Roger E. Minthorn, 64, of 323 S. 12th. St., Escanaba, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. He was born July 20, 1948, in Ypsilanti, Mich. and was the son of Russell and Mignon Minthorn.
Roger graduated from high school and then served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Roger was employed as a butcher all of his working life and most recently work at Elmer's County Market in the meat department until his retirement in 1999.
He married the former Janice Brundle on Sept. 14, 1991.
Roger E. Minthorn
He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Escanaba Eagle's Club, the American Legion and he enjoyed fishing and shooting pool.
Roger E. Minthorn is survived by his wife, Janice; son, Eric Minthorn of Escanaba; daughters, Tara Minthorn of Escanaba, Beth Minthorn of Buffalo, N.Y., Nancy Minthorn of Buffalo, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sisters, Janet Elaine of Pontiac, Mich.; Lynn Anne (Victor) Reid of Amherst, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Frank.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Delta County veterans services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel. Escanaba Eagles memorial services will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday at Immanuel. Funeral services celebrating the life of Roger E. Minthorn will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Judy Kincaid officiating. A luncheon will be served following the funeral services in the church fellowship hall.
Burial will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery.
The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.