Minor, Aaron Lee 1977-1998
MINOR, GABEL, BENSON, ROSENBAUM, HASENBANK, TENTINGER
Posted By: Bruce Atkinson (email)
Date: 11/22/2007 at 13:26:54
Two Akron residents killed in Sioux County crash
Two Akron residents and a teenager from Orange City were killed Saturday, February 28, in a three-vehicle crash on Iowa Highway 10 east of Ireton.
Killed in the crash were Benjamin Pepper, 20 and Aaron Minor, 21, of Akron and Gregory Nieman, 16, of Orange City.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office said the three were riding in a sports utility vehicle which hit the back end of a manure spreader being pulled by a tractor. Both vehicles were going east on Highway 10.
The impact of the crash caused the sports utility vehicle to slide into the west bound lane of the highway, where it was hit by a semi truck.
The accident occurred about 1 ½ miles east of the intersection of Sioux County Road K-30 and Highway 10.
The crash happened about 2:45 p.m. Sioux County officials said the highway was 100 percent snow and ice covered at the time of the accident,
Minor was the son of Dennis L. and Michaelene K. Minor of Akron. He was an Akron native and a 1995 graduate of Akron-Westfield High School.
Pepper was the son of Margaret and Dennis Wilken of Akron and Gary Pepper of St. Joseph, Illinois. He was a native of Urbana, Illinois.
Services for Pepper were held Tuesday, March 3, at the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.
Services for Minor were held Wednesday, March 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Akron.
Akron-Register Tribune (Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa) of 03/??/1998.
Aaron L. Minor
Aaron L. Minor, 21, of Akron, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in Sioux County, near Ireton.
Aaron L. Minor was born Feb. 18, 1977 in Akron, the son of Dennis L. and Michaelene K. (Gabel) Minor. He attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron-Westfield High School in 1995. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John Evangelical Lutheran church in 1991, and had been involved in the church youth group over the years.
Aaron held a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoyed auto mechanics, spending time with his family, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Michaelene Minor of Akron; three brothers, Mike Minor of Akron, and Matt and Chris Minor at home; a special friend, Jennifer Anderson of Akron; maternal grandparents, Eldon and Viola Gabel of Akron; paternal grandparents, Amos and LaVonne Benson of Vermillion, S.D.; paternal great-grandmother, Ida Rosenbaum of Elk Point, S.D.; maternal great-grandmother, Edna Hasenbank of Akron; two nieces, Laura Tentinger and Michaela Minor, both of Akron; his godparents, Ernie and Deb Gabel and Gail and Rita Dunham; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Minor; great-grandfather, Carl Hasenbank; and great-grandmother, Minnie L. Gabel.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Akron, with the Rev. William Kallestad officiating. Burial will be in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.
Pallbearers will be Ernie Gabel, Carl Gabel, Carl Harry, Curt Frerichs, John Wilken, Dave Minor, Gail Dunham, Don Barton, Ron Minor and Kevin Minor. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Blades, Uno Kanto, Michaela Minor and Laura Tentinger.
LeMars Daily Sentinel (LeMars, Plymouth County, Iowa) of 03/02/1998.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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