OBITUARY

Joan Leslie Minnich

October 11, 1949January 25, 2020
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Joan Leslie Minnich, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born October 11, 1949 in Marquette, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Russell and Carol (Bignall) Thornton. A graduate of New Haven High School, Joan also graduated from International Business College and retired from Lincoln Life after 25 years. An avid reader, she also enjoyed crocheting/sewing, computers, animals, and had a passion for miniatures. She is survived by her children, Kerry (Chad) Bodie of New Haven, Russell Minnich of Fort Wayne, Rory Minnich of Hoagland, and Christopher (Kelly) Minnich of Hoagland; three grandchildren, Maggie, Rodney, and Grayson; brothers, Glenn Thornton of New Haven and Paul Thornton of Fort Wayne; and three grand dogs, Coco, Shyla, and Damien. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Minnich; sister-in-law, Denise Thornton; and grand dog, Bronx. Funeral Service is 10:00 am on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2403 E. Wallen Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling is also 2-4pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials may be made to Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue. For online condolences, please visit www.advantagehighlandpark.com.

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Sandy Vaughn

January 30, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I used to work with Joan in the computer room at Lincoln Life. She was so nice to everyone. She will be missed!

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Biography

Joan Leslie Minnich, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born October 11, 1949 in Marquette, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Russell and Carol (Bignall) Thornton. A graduate of New Haven High School, Joan also graduated from International Business College and retired from Lincoln Life after 25 years. An avid reader, she also enjoyed crocheting/sewing, computers, animals, and had a passion for miniatures. She is survived by her children, Kerry (Chad) Bodie of New Haven, Russell Minnich of Fort Wayne, Rory Minnich of Hoagland, and Christopher (Kelly) Minnich of Hoagland; three grandchildren, Maggie, Rodney, and Grayson; brothers, Glenn Thornton of New Haven and Paul Thornton of Fort Wayne; and three grand dogs, Coco, Shyla, and Damien. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Minnich; sister-in-law, Denise Thornton; and grand dog, Bronx. Funeral Service is 10:00 am on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2403 E. Wallen Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling is also 2-4pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials may be made to Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue. For online condolences, please visit www.advantagehighlandpark.com.