Niagara Gazette


September 8, 2013

Robert M. Minnard

LIMA, OH — Robert M. Minnard, age 97, of Lima, OH, died at 5:38 PM, Monday, September 2, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH. 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-Klump of Allen, TX; two great- grandchildren, Colton and 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; two brothers, Earl Minnard and Ernest Minnard; three sisters, Margaret Simpson, Martha Jordan and Helen Easterly.

A memorial Mass will begin at 10:00 AM, 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 received friends from 2-4 PM, Sunday, September 8, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima.  Memorial contributions may be given to St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima, OH. Arrangements are being conducted by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

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