Charles E. Minter

Charles E. Minter
July 18, 1920 - Nov. 5, 2013
WALKERTON — Charles E. Minter, 93, passed away in his home Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
Mr. Minter was born July 18, 1920, in Francesville to Willise and Alberta (Millage) Minter and lived in the area all of his life. He was married to Rose Palfi, who preceded him in death. On July 3, 1994 in North Liberty, he was married to Laura Hathaway, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Suzan (Dale) Schmeltz of New Carlisle and Beverly (Lynn) Fraine of Koontz Lake; two sons, Charles Minter of Walkerton and David Minter of Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Sally Petro; two brothers, James Minter of Rensselaer and Harold Minter of Indiana; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose; three sisters, Mary Fitz, Betty Culp and Iona Minter; and three brothers, Larry, Willise Jr. and Kenneth.
Mr. Minter was a former employee of Beaty Memorial Hospital, Westville. He was a member of the Beaver Creek Church of North Liberty, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a member of the Walkerton American Legion Post #189.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. EST in Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel with Pastor Steven Cunnington officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton where military graveside services will be conducted. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. EST and Friday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Beaver Creek Wesleyan Church of North Liberty. To leave online condolences, go to