Emma J. Minor

July 6, 1950 - Sept. 13, 2009

Emma J. Minor, 59, of Wind Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at St. Lukes Medical Center in Milwaukee. She was born July 6, 1950, in Racine, to William and Virginia (nee Ralls) Burchyett.

Emma grew up in Sturtevant and graduated from the Case High School Class of 1969. On April 12, 1975, she was united in marriage to Danny Minor in Kenosha. Following marriage, they made their home in Sturtevant before moving to Wind Lake.

Emma was vice president at Custom Structural Inc. of Big Bend. She enjoyed art, especially drawing. She loved fishing, snowmobiling, gambling, traveling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Minor of Wind Lake; son, Dwayne Minor of East Troy; daughter, Heidi (Chad) Peterson of Rochester; two grandsons, Zachary and Logan Peterson; and sisters, Marcella (Bernard) Binning of Marshfield and Vonda Burchyett of Kentucky. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Hart.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, Sept. 19, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Union Grove with the Rev. James Keuch officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in Racine.

Memorials have been suggested to the American Cancer Society.

The family wishes to thank their family and friends for their love and support.

Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory in Union Grove is serving the family. For more information, call 878-2011 or visit online at