Robert "Bob" J. Minor

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Robert "Bob" J. Minor, 90, passed away June 4, 2009 in Newton, Kansas.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1918 the son of Mary F. (Bond) and John D. Minor in Rinehart, Missouri.

On Oct. 17, 1941 he married Rachel F. Zimmerman in Nevada, Missouri at the First Christian Church.

Bob was a veteran of the United States Army, serving with the 6th Infantry Division in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He was a part of the New Guinea and Luzon campaigns where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, among other commendations.

During his lifetime he was a member of the V.F.W. and also had a membership with the Masonic Lodge of Richards, Missouri. He was a past master of Lodge. He was also an active member of the First Christian Church of Newton. Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching baseball. Bob retired in 1983 as the Superintendent of the Water Department in Newton, Kan.

Survivors include his wife Rachel; a son Steve and his wife Michelle; two granddaughters, Bridget and Delaney Minor, all of Lenexa, Kan.; a sister Marjorie Fern, Kansas City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Forrest, Floyd, Norman and Pat; and a sister, Louella.

Visitation was Sunday, June 7, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the family greeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 8, at 2 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Newton with Gary Bell presided.

Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, with Fort Riley presenting the Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114

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