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“Chester was the best and most caring Grandpa you could ever get! i loved him so much! my love for him will never go away! We used to go out in the...Read More »
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“Dear Ones....Always remember he faced death just as he faced life... with courage, determination and faith in our Savior. Thank you for sharing. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Charla Dawes - Quapaw, OK

Chester M. McMinn, 91, passed away from this life Saturday, May 01, 2010 at his home in rural Quapaw.

He was born in Surgeon, Missouri to John W. and Mary Belle (Brumbaugh) on April 21, 1919.

He had lived in this area all his live.
He attended Grove School, and served his country in the United States Army from 1941 to 1944 with the 45th Infantry Division, and received the Bronze Star as well as many other metals.

He married Evelyn Mercer January 20, 1945 in Miami, Oklahoma and they shared 65 wonderful years together.

He was employed in Miami at Crane for 5 years and at American Fixtures until he retired in 1981.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, 4 brothers and 2 great grandchildren.

Wife: Evelyn of the home
One son: Colin and wife Sue McMinn of Goodman, MO
Two grandchildren: Greg McMinn of Quapaw, OK
Kelli Russell of Springfield, MO
Two great grandchildren: Kyle and Emerson
One Sister: Sarah Belle Wyrick of Seneca, MO

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Ottawa Indian Cemetery with the Rev. Ed McFall officiating. Indian Rites will be conducted by Kevin Dawes. Military Honors will be given by the Northeast Oklahoma American Legion Funeral Detail. Interment will follow under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Commerce, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 6-8 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce. Pallbearers will be Chuck Wren, Don Wren, John Charles Dawes, Gary Frances Holden, Troy Holden and Steve Langford.