Memorial services for Luke Alan Minter of New Richland, MN, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Church of All Saints Catholic Church. Father Swamy will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Friedrich Funeral Home in New Richland, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Richland, MN.
Luke died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at his home in New Richland. He was 46 years of age.
Luke was born February 10, 1965 in Rochester, MN, the son of Roland and Beverly (Fuller) Minter. He graduated from high school in Zumbrota, MN, and attended college for a short time.
On November 12, 1994 he was united in marriage to Susan Wilson in New Richland. Luke had been employed by Williams Pipeline, Twin City Pipeline, Waseca Feed Mill, Corcoran Company, past owner of New Richland Railing and most recently at Lakeside Foods in Owatonna, MN.
Luke had been a member of the Army National Guard, enjoyed fishing whenever he could and spending time with his pet dogs. Luke was a welder by trade and had fixed something for almost everyone in the community.
Luke is survived by his wife Susan of New Richland, MN, mother Beverly Minter of Hudson Bay, FL, children; Jason Minter of Wanamingo, MN, Alyssa Minter of Wanamingo, MN, Ashley (Jesus) Chesley of Dodge Center, MN, Kevin Minter of New Richland, MN, Prycilla (Tim) O’Malley of Mankato, MN, Amanda (Corey) Brinkman of Brooklyn Park, MN, and Joe McGuire of New Richland, MN. There are four grandchildren, one sister Vicky (Rick) Barnes of Hudson Bay, FL, one brother Mark Minter of Zumbrota, MN, nieces and nephews.
Luke was preceded in death by his grandparents, father Roland and brother Robby.