M. Gene Mynhier

February 03, 1931 - January 28, 2011

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Gene Mynhier, 79, of Wolcottville died unexpectedly Friday, January 28, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Mynhier was a lifetime area resident. He graduated from Wolcottville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean War. He was a farmer and a carpenter. He was also the building inspector for LaGrange County for 13 years.

He was a member of the Wolcottville United Methodist Church, where he served as Trustee for many years and was a member of the Methodist Men's Club.

He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed going to auctions.

He was born February 3, 1931, in Wolcottville to Charles Earl and Lois LaRue (Lampman) Mynhier. On October 16, 1954, in Wawaka he married Gloria Oesch.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria Mynhier of Wolcottville; a daughter, Cathy Mynhier of Wolcottville; two grandchildren, Cory and Amy Norris of Wolcottville and Nikki Norris and her friend, Jeremy Walters of Kendallville; a great granddaughter, Ava Noelle Norris; two sisters, Lorraine Parker of Kendallville and Roberta Ober of Albion; and a brother, Robert Mynhier of Wolcottville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leonard Mynhier.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in the Wolcottville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville.

Calling is Monday, January 31, 2011, from 2 to 4 and 6 t0 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to the Wolcottville United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Karen Wisler & Arlene Wisler Pierson
February 5th, 2011 8:15pm
Sheridan IN

Hi Gloria & Cathy, We are so sorry to hear about Gene. We enjoyed being neighbors when we were young. As we thought about you it brought back many fond memories. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Arlene and Karen

Linda & Herb Bergman
February 1st, 2011 3:18pm
LaGrange, in

Dear Mrs. Mynhier and Kathy,family We were so sad to hear about Gene. We had seem him last week having coffee while the Mrs got her hair done. He was one of the finest man we ever met. Remember the 70th birthday party we had a the offic building, he was a good guy and will be very much missed Your friends Linda & Herb

Ron & Karen Ungerer
February 1st, 2011 5:05am

We are friends of Doug & Diana and we send out condolences. We are very sorry for your loss.

Angela Marrs Bailey
January 31st, 2011 7:26pm

I was so very sad to hear the news of Gene's passing. The family has been in my thoughts. What a kind and terrific man Gene was! Very blessed to have known him. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for the family. Thinking of and praying for you all. Love, Angela Bailey

Ken Marrs
January 31st, 2011 6:48pm

My deepest sympathy to you all. I have special memories of us all setting around the back porch in the summer, sharing stories and laughter. God Bless Ken

Kimberly Schaeffer
January 31st, 2011 4:50pm
Sturgis, Michigan

Uncle Gene, You were always such a wonderful, loving and generous man. You will be greatly missed, but will live on forever in our hearts!

Kathy & John Wittkamper
January 31st, 2011 12:29am
Knightstown, IN

Dear Roberta and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Gene was a very kind, loving man. He will be greatly missed, but you will have many special memories to bring you comfort. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. With our love, Kathy and John

Jerry & Sandra Chapman
January 30th, 2011 10:04am
Sevierville, Tennessee

Gloria and Cathy & to all the family, We are so sorry to hear that Gene has passed away. Please know that our hearts and our prayers go out to all of you. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around each of you with His warmth, comfort, and peace. But most important, know that Gene is now in the loving presence of the Lord. What a special blessing for Gene to receive. Love In Christ, Jerry & Sandra Chapman Sevierville, Tennessee

January 30th, 2011 2:36am

Grandpa I miss you so much and will always keep you in my heart forever! I love you very much.

Tom and Jane Hulen
January 29th, 2011 10:40pm

Gloria, Cathy and family - know that our thoughts and prayers are with you - we have such fond memories of Gene - keep your memories close to your heart - God Bless, Tom and Jane