Mr. Daniel R. "Dan" Minnick, 85, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, passed into eternal life unexpectedly late Wednesday evening while in the care of Residential Hospice inpatient unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, following a recent illness.
Born May 8, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was the last surviving of four children to the late George and Mary (Machina) Minnick. Educated in the city schools, Mr. Minnick was a graduate of the E.L. Meyers High School, south Wilkes-Barre.
Following his formal education, Dan enlisted with the United States Army and proudly served our country during the Korean War, earning the rank of private first class at the time of his Honorable Discharge from military duties on December 31, 1963.
Upon his return home to the Wyoming Valley, Mr. Minnick took employment with the former Mary MacIntosh Laundry and dry cleaning service in Wilkes-Barre until the company's closure.
He was a life member of Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Wilkes-Barre. To those who knew and loved him, he is remembered as being a wonderful uncle; a quiet soul who enjoyed his solitude. He will be missed by those he touched in this life.
In addition to his brothers George and Paul Minnick, Daniel was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Martha Koblish her husband Harold, and most recently, by a nephew-in-law, Mr. Mark Hall on August 3, 2017.
Left to remember his kind and gentle ways are several nieces and nephews including his caregivers Mrs. Karen Krommes and her husband Kenneth of West Wyoming; Mrs. Susanne Hall of Evansville, Indiana; Beloved great-niece, Mrs. Jennifer Chambers, her husband Mark and their daughters Kinsley and Baylee as well as several dear friends.
Per Dan's previous request, funeral services will be held privately and at the convenience of his family with no formal visitation.
The North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Minnick and his family at this time.
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