Thursday, August 28, 2008

Harley E. Minnier, Sr., age 73, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, in his home with his family, after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Minnier was born October 12, 1934, in Hughesville, Pennsylvania. On November 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Russell, who survives.

Ed, as most people knew him, received his education in Hughesville, Pennsylvania. At age nineteen, he joined the United States Air Force and served for twenty years. He was a T/Sgt. with the North American Air Defense Command Headquarters. After retiring from the Air Force he worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange until 1993 when he retired the second time.

Ed was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wheaton, Anchorage Masonic Lodge #17, Al Aska Shrine Temple, American Legion, the Scottish Rite and the 40 and 8 Club.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sons, Harley E. Minnier, Jr. of Fairview, Missouri and Allan J. Minnier of Newport News, Virginia; a daughter, Diana K. Pearce of Wheaton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Joseph Pearce, Jr., Jessica Garrison, Jennifer Pearce, Rachelle Minnier and Allan Minnier, Jr.; three step- grandchildren: George Raybin, Mark Raybin and Lori Pruitt; one great-granddaughter, Tierney Sky Garrison; one stepgreat-granddaughter, Jade Pruitt; one brother, Robert Minnier of Montoursville, Pennsylvania and three sisters, Esther Johnson of Warren, Ohio, Alfreda Sones and June Walsh both of Hughesville, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Marguerite (Scheffler) Minnier; a brother, Harley Eugene Minnier; a sister, Gladys Coleman and a great grandson, Evan Olan Garrison.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 25, 2008, in Wheaton United Methodist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial with Military Honors was at Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton, Missouri.

Masonic Rites were held at 6:00 P.M. Sunday with visitation following in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.

Contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in his memory. Paid

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