Robert M. Minnard, age 97 of Lima, died at 5:38 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. He was born January 1, 1916 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late George and Belle Waters Minnard. On February 19, 1938 he married Margaret H. Cullian, who preceded him in death November 7, 2001.
Mr. Minnard retired in 1975 from Union Carbide and was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima. He was a U.S. Army World War II, Air Corp Veteran.
Survivors include a granddaughter – Nicole (Steve) Minnard-Klunp of Allen, Texas; 2 great grandchildren Colton & Caden Klump; a sister – Ruby (Ralph) Maddox of Ocala, FL.
He was preceded in death by a son – Lawrence Minnard; a daughter-in-law – Kathy Minnard; 2 brothers – Earl Minnard; Ernest Minnard; 3 sisters – Margaret Simpson, Martha Jordan and Helen Easterly.
A memorial mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 9, 2013 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima. Father Steve Blum will officiate. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.
The family will receive friends from 2 -4 p.m., Sunday September 8 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio
Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home
Address:, Lima, OH,