Lonnie Dale Minke, 68, of Boyd and Fort Worth passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Memorial service: A casual celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Memorials: The family thanks VITAS Healthcare for the wonderful care they gave Lonnie during his last illness, and, in lieu of flowers, asks that donations be made to VITAS Community Connection Fort Worth or to your favorite charity. Lonnie was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Harrisburg, Pa., and attended the University of North Texas, Denton. After honorably serving his country in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, Lonnie returned to Fort Worth and spent his career in the custom woodworking business. He was a longtime member of the Fort Worth YMCA where he was frequently seen on the basketball court. He was predeceased by brother, Barry Minke; and parents, Carl and Josephine Aldinger Minke. Survivors: Lonnie is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janet Schober Minke; daughter, Jennifer Minke of Kingsville; brother, Terry Minke and wife, Donna, of Rural Retreat, Va.; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
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