|Thomas A. Minning|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, January 28, 2013 3:16 PM|
March 21, 1919
Jan. 25, 2013
Thomas A. Minning, 93, of Delphos, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Friday at Vancrest Healthcare of Delphos.
He was born on March 21, 1919, to Arnold and Veronica “Frannie” (Schuerman) Minning, who preceded him in death.
In 1952, he married Evelyn Hammond, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1983.
Survivors include a stepson, Chuck (Chris) Hammond of Delphos; two sisters, Dorothy Warnecke of Delphos and Patricia Schmitz of Glandorf; three stepdaughters, Joan Buzard of CA, Bonnie Fairfax of Delphos and Helen Hammond of Delphos; and his special companion, Mary Mullen of Ottoville.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Siebeneck and Rita Mae Minning; a brother, Richard “Lou” Minning; and stepsons, Dave, Donald and Paul Hammond.
Mr. Minning was a truck driver for Snyder Brothers and later worked for New Delphos Manufacturing, from where he retired. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Walterick-Hemme VFW Post 3035 of Delphos. He served in the Army during World War II in the 5th Division, 10th Infantry Company D in France, where he received a Purple Heart.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with Father Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial was held in St. John’s Cemetery with Military Grave Rights by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions can be made to Delphos Veterans Memorial Park or Fort Jennings Memorial Hall.
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