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Dale F. Minor

Godfrey | Sunday, November 16 2014

Dale F. Minor, 86, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born in Chicago on January 28, 1928, he was the son of Fred M. and Cecilia (Douglas) Minor.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he had worked 47 years at Owens-IL Glass as a mold maker before retiring. He was a member of Wood River Masonic Lodge #1062, Ainad Shrine, Acitve with the DeMolay and Job's Daughters and a member and past commander of East Alton American Legion Post 794.

He married the former Emma Elizabeth "Betty" Owen on November 3, 1946 in Columbia, IL.  She died October 8, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters, Kaye Ann Minor of Jacksonville, FL, Georgia (Larry) Smith of Alton; four grandchildren, Tim McLean, Shawn Minor, Kelly Smith, Aaron Smith; and six great grandchildren; and his beloved cat, "Satin".

His parents and a son, Michael F. Minor preceded in death.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Burial will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to the Alton 5 A's.


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