MINNICH, Lorin M. 1897-1926
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/2/2015 at 10:14:32
L. M. Minnich, Melrose Farmer, Dies Sunday
Succumbs To Heart Failure Resulting From Overheating Year And Half Ago
Brother-in-Law Dies Nov. 3
Two Sons-in-Law of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Allen are Called Within Seven Weeks
Lorin M. Minnich, one of West Grundy's best known and most popular young farmers, passed away December 26th, 1926, following several months of illness brought upon him by overheating himself in the hayfield a year ago last summer and which later developed into serious heart trouble.
The death of Lorin Minnich following within about seven weeks the death of his brother-in-law, Asa Shirk, who passed away November 3rd last, has brought sadness not only in the homes of near relatives, but in many homes in Grundy county.
Both had married sisters, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Allen, of this city, and to them and the bereaved relatives the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended.
Lorin Minnich was a prosperous young farmer, a hard worker with a bright future before him. In his energy to get ahead in this world he overtaxed his strength with the result that the human vitality gave out and nothing could be done to forestall the inevitable.
Lorin Monroe Minnich was born in Cumberland county, Penn., July 22nd, 1897.
In the spring of 1914 he came to Grundy county, Iowa, where an older brother lived and where Lorin worked as a farm hand until December 12th, 1917, when he was united in marriage to Valera Allen, and the two following years they lived and farmed near Dows, Iowa.
In 1920 the family moved from Dows to the farm where he has since lived and where his recent illness was contracted and his death occurred on Sunday, December 26th, 1926, being 29 years, 5 months and 4 days of age.
When a young man of ? years he was converted and ? with the Church of God at Alice which has since been his church home.
His life was a fine expression of a manly soul and a noble heart and his manner of conduct in the affairs of life and business were such as to command the respect and admiration of all those who knew him.
Besides the wife and two sons, there are left to mourn the loss of the departed a mother, five brothers and two sisters, all living in Pennsylvania except one brother, Walter Minnich, who resides near Conrad.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. E. Heltibridle at the Alice church in the presence of a large concourse of friends and neighbors on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The pallbearers were: Ralph Phillips, Vernon Hess, Harry Heltibridle, Jay Rhine, Millard Freed, Joseph Smith. Mrs. Vernice Rogers, Mrs. Gladys Brindle, Mrs. Ray Freed and Miss Hazel Draper had charge of the flowers. The chorus consisted of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Phillips, Mrs. A. E. Aldrich, Mr. Elan Ralston; Miss Margaret Richardson, pianist.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 December 1926, pg 1
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