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May 26, 2018

4/18/2018 12:44:00 PM
Celebration of Life for Kenneth Minter May 5 at Legion

Kenneth D. Minter, 75, of rural Stewartville, died on Monday, April 16, 2018, surrounded by family at his home, following a two-year illness with liver cancer.
Kenneth David Minter was born on June 24, 1942, in Mantorville, to Guinn and Agnes (Stransky) Minter. He moved with his family as a young boy and grew up in Berne and Wasioja. He attended rural school and Pine Island High School. He began working in construction as a concrete laborer.
Kenneth was married on Feb. 20, 1965, in Mantorville, to Sharon M. Erickson. Following their marriage the couple lived in Pine Island and Rochester before moving to Pleasant Grove in 1968, where they raised their children and have continued to make their home.
Ken was a cement finisher for the majority of his years in construction and was employed for many years at H.O. Hanson Concrete and then Bale Construction, both in Rochester, until his retirement.
Sharon was a homemaker and once her kids were grown was employed at Textile Care Services in Rochester for a number of years until her retirement.
Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing, rock hunting, collecting bells, woodworking and was the neighborhood fix-it man and mechanic who usually had the right part nobody else could find. He loved time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ken is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters and one son, Kenneth "Beannie" Minter Jr. of Rochester, Sutton Johnson (Dan Bleifus) and Stephanie (Terry) Olson, both of Pleasant Grove; eight grandchildren, Joshua (Leah) Majerus, Natasha Minter (Matt Rahlf), Karly (Caleb) Faulhauber, Taylor Minter, Nathaniel Johnson, Alyssa Minter, Trayton Olson and Trystan Olson; six great-grandchildren, Makia, Ayden, Mason, Peyton, Emberlynn and Cash; one sister, Alyce Swanson of Hastings, and three brothers, Donald Minter of Byron, Richard (Robertina) Minter and Guinn (Phyllis) Minter, both of Stewartville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Gwendolyn Minter, and two brothers, Robert Minter and Thomas Minter.
A Celebration of Ken's Life will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Stewartville American Legion Post 164.
A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences may be left at

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