William “Bill” Minks, 92, of Alton, passed away at 7:03 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center on St. Louis.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1923, in Eminence, Mo., the son of the late Ottis Elmer and Mabel (Overcast) Minks.
Bill married Dorothy Markel on Aug. 28, 1971, at Edwards Street Assembly of God Church in Alton. She survives.
He was a member of the Abundant Life Community Church in Alton and served in the United States Coast Guard. Bill then worked for Granite City Steel Company as a foreman; he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also was a flight recipient of the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in 2013.
He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer, and her spouse, Kraig Allen of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, Austin, Alyssa and Josselyn; a sister, Dorothy “Corky” Thompson of Hazelwood, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Clara and her spouse, Jerry Duncan, of Alton and Ginny and her spouse, Dink Abbott, of Alton; a brother-in-law, Art Markel of Alton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother in-law, Mildred and Lefty Harris.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the Abundant Life Community Center in Alton, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, with the Rev. Roy Rhodes and Rev. Sam Henning officiating.
Burial will follow at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials may be directed to the Abundant Life Community Church for Missions.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.