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John William "Bill" Minich

July 15, 1924 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 93)

John William “Bill” Minich, 93, of La Porte, Indiana passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, Friday, July 6, 2018.

Bill was born July 15, 1924 in La Porte, Indiana to Frank and Anna (Wagner) Minich.

On September 17, 1955, in La Porte, Indiana, Bill married Eleanor Ziarnek who preceded him in death on April 16, 1993.

Bill is survived by a daughter, Laurie (Tim) Caves of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sons, Joseph Minich and Glen (Becky) Minich, both of La Porte, Indiana; nine grandchildren, David (Angela) Minich, Adam Minich, Alyssa (Patrick) Seymour, Luke (Kim) Minich, Lindsay (Matt) Hammer, Nick (Michelle) Minich, Emily (Matt) Clark, Kayla Caves and Natalie Caves; thirteen great-grandchildren; and loving friend, Nina Sayler.

He was preceded in death by a son, David; a great-grandson, Brayden Hammer; two brothers, Allen and James Minich; and three sisters, Ruth Brandt, Patsy Minich and Betty Van Dierndonck.

Bill was a life-long farmer.  He was the founder of Wil-min farms. He also was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus where he was a past Grand Knight, and a member of the 4th Degree.

Visitation will be 4 -7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a Parish Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Porte.  Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Reverend Ian Williams will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 C. Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

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