Donald E Minnich

January 21, 1929February 27, 2019

Donald E. Minnich age 90, of Versailles passed away at 9:44 AM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at his residence. Donald was born January 21, 1929, in West Milton to the late Charles & Grace (Long) Minnich. In addition to his parents, Donald was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Lee (Siders) Minnich on August 1, 2000, whom he married July 7, 1949; son, Donald Minnich; daughter-in-law, Carolyn “Sue” Minnich; brothers, Charles Jr., Robert and Walter Minnich; and sisters, Hazel Burnside, Edith Miller and Naomi Snyder. Donald is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Edward L. Minnich of Versailles, Chuck Minnich of St. Petersburg, Florida, Douglas L. & Miriam Minnich of Bradford and Jeff & Angie Minnich of Versailles; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Donald retired from the Darke County Highway Department. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Don Solin officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 4, 2019

Donald E Minnich

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jamey deeter

February 28, 2019

prayers to the minnich family.....the last of the great 5 trappers back in the dad-olen...the krietzers bros. of palastine and roger white of Greenville......I trudged some traplines with him and along side my dad.....I think he spent more time at our house in the barn telling stories while my dad did all the skinning of the rats coons and foxes......they summer of course trade the traps in for fishing poles.....he definetly enjoyed the outdoors as much as my dad did...… in peace don..aka...trapper as we called into heaven with old crow...…….god bless