John L. Minkley

July 2, 1934 – May 22, 2014

John L. Minkley went home to his Lord on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the age of 79.

He was the beloved husband of Sally (nee Krueger) for 57 years; loving dad of Lynda Van Dien, Karyn Birmingham and Michael (Laurie) Minkley; proud grandpa of Matthew, Joshua, Jessica, Alyssa, Alexys, Adam, Amanda and Alise and great-grandpa of four; dear brother of Donald (Marilyn) Minkley and Tom (Rita) Minkley; and father-in-law of Steve Van Dien.

John is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his fuzzy grandkids, Marty, Leonard and Roxy.

John was a service manager for Harnischfeger Corporation for 31 years, and then worked for the United States Postal Service for nine years.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 31, from 10 AM until service at noon at St. Luke’s Evengelical Lutheran Church, 6705 Northway, Greendale. Private family interment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Luke’s or the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.

Church and Chapel Ritter- Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. To receive this obituary, text 1384804 to 414-301-6422.