Howard L. Sr. Minch

October 19, 1933 - November 18, 2011

10/19/1933 - 11/18/2011

Past Services

Visitation
Monday November 21, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday November 22, 2011
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Tuesday November 22, 2011
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Visitation
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

MINCH, Howard L. Sr., 78 of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, November 18, 2011 at home.

He was born October 19, 1933 in Wheeling, a son of the late Charles W. and Lena Michel Minch.

He was a retired owner of the Good Shepherd Dairy Farm, retired employee of Savage Construction and the Operating Engineers Union, Local #132, a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Wheeling, an Army veteran of the Korean War serving in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Division, a member of the Ohio County Farm Bureau and AARP Chapter # 824.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Alan Minch, three brothers, Bernard, Alfred and Charles Minch Jr., three sisters, Minetta Michaels, Elizabeth Dague and Anna West, and a daughter-in-law Debra Davis Minch.

Surviving is his loving wife, Beverly Grace Craig Minch, five sons, Howard L. Minch Jr. and his wife Christine of Triadelphia, WV; Timmy Minch and his wife Amy of Wheeling; Daniel L. Minch and his wife Gina of Wheeling; Dennis Minch and his wife Charlotte of Triadelphia; Randy Minch of Wheeling; four daughters, Marianne Vargo and her husband Jerry of Valley Grove, WV; Linda Minch of Triadelphia; Marie Assaro and her husband Tony of Wheeling; LeeAnn Montgomery and her husband Jay of Martins Ferry, OH; one sister, Emily M. Tolliver and her husband Gene of Medina, OH; a sister- in-law, Peg Minch of Wheeling; grandchildren, Darlene Murrin, Suzie Rendon, Lisa McNickle, Missy McAbee, Adam Vargo, Sarah Angel, Sandy Defibaugh, Carl Sheller, Jessica Assaro, Jennifer Bryan, Leah Minch, Timmy Minch, Daniel Minch, Gianna Minch, Kyleigh Brogan Minch, Kaden Minch, Karly Minch, Conner Doyle, Alexis Janeczko, Brandon Janeczko, Teresa Siebieda, Lisa Woolwine, Tommy Woodford and Michelle Woodford, great grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathon, Libby, Jasper, Emma, Zachary, Charlie, Adison, Caylin, Adam, Coy, Kason, Jacob, Brandon, Breanna, Josie, Megan, Emily, Darrell, Kelsey and Jasmine, many nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. John Mulcahy as celebrant.

Entombment with Military Honor in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

The family request memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans, 3134 Guernsey St., Bellaire, OH 43906.

Offer condolences online at altmeyer.com

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marge john
7 years ago

Bev and family, I just read of Howard’s passing and am very sad for your loss and mine as well. I need not tell you all what a wonderful man he was. The John family send our condolences.

Jim and Dorothy Schellhase
7 years ago

Beverly, Linda and family,

Our thougts and prayers are with you at this time for your loss. I have many good memories of working with Howard.

Sincerely,

Jim and Dorothy Schellhase

Phyllis Craig
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Beverly & Family,

God bless you and your family during this time. You are in my prayers.

Darlene Berberich
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Beverly and Family,

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel for all of you.

May your memories give you strength.I will cherish the memories of the times with Uncle Howie and all of you. Mom always called him, my baby brother, Howie.My heart go out to all of you in your time of sorrow.

God Bless All Of You,

Love,

Darlene

Jackie Craig
7 years ago

Dear Beverly,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and your family. My deepest condolences.

carol cassidy
7 years ago

dear linda, so sorry for your loss.you are in my prayers. take care of yourself. and god bless. carol cassidy

Mechelle Lively Robinson
7 years ago

Dear Marie, Dennis and Family,

My Condolences on the loss of your wonderful father. God Bless you and your family.

Margie Minch Hamilton
7 years ago

I just found out about Uncle Howards’ passing. I’m so sorry for your loss.May all your happy memories bring comfort to all of the Minch family in the days ahead.

Connie & Bob Nyswaner
7 years ago

Linda & Family,

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Richard and Marybeth Pollack
7 years ago

May God be with you during this sad time. We are praying for you.

Jerry and Nancy Murrin
7 years ago

May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.

Jerry Vargo
7 years ago

My thought’s and prayer’s are with all your family thru this trying time. I am proud to be considered a part of your family.

Jenn Bryan
7 years ago

Pap Pap will be truly missed. He was a wonderful person who loved all his family and is one of the strongest people I know.

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary #117
7 years ago

To the Family of Howard Minch:

Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of your

love one. We wish to express our

admiration to Howard for his years

of service and dedication to our

Country.

Sincerely,

Jerry and Janice Genther, Commanders

Beverly and Ron Smith
7 years ago

We are sorry for your loss. Ou

r thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.