Louise Minck | Obituaries | bdemo.com

Louise Mincks passed away peacefully on January 24, 2022 at the age of 85. Louise JoAnn Parker was born on December 17, 1936, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Harry and Mary Sutton Parker. She married Jack Ugene Mincks on May 15, 1955. They had four children, Timothy (Tim), Jack, Mary and Robert (Bob). Jack Sr. died in 2008.

Louise graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1955. In addition to being a homemaker and helping Jack on the farm, she worked as an orderly at Davis County Hospital from 1968 to 1983. She was then worked for Tenco, a residence for adults with special needs. Louise spent the last years of her career with elderly people so that they could stay at home.

Louise loved her family. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and cooking, collecting and reading books and going to thrift stores. She also enjoyed visiting family and friends and never met a stranger.

She is survived by three children, Jack (Brenda) Mincks of Mitchellville, Iowa, Mary (Jim Spencer) Russell of Moravia, Iowa, Bob (Patricia) Mincks of Bloomfield; nine grandchildren, Ann (Moneer Al Azzawi) Mincks, Philip (Maureen) Mincks, Laura (James) Brecht, Ryan (Natalie) Mincks, Adam Mincks, Bill (Amy) Russell, Joe Russell, Amy Bashiru, Brittany (Chris) comb; eight great-grandchildren, Jackson and Ira Mincks, Dalton and Leah Simmons, Jacob Pennington, Madison Russell, Alaya Flores, Matthew Peiffer; daughter-in-law, Lois Mincks of Columbus Junction, Iowa; and a sister, Wilma Veatch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Tim Mincks in 2016; and four siblings, Vivian Cheek, Delton Parker, Carol Snyder and her twin sister, Lois Wintermote.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Leslie Dotson officiating. The funeral was streamed live on the Wagler Funeral Home Facebook page. Interment took place at Drakesville Cemetery in Drakesville, Iowa. Visitation began at noon Friday with family present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the family to be named at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

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