Arthur Otto "Sandy" Minz

Arthur Otto "Sandy" Minz, Jr., 56, of Kiel, formerly of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2009.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1953, to the late Arthur and Yvonne (nee Langlais) Minz, Sr.

Art graduated from West Bend West High School in the class of 1971. He was a well-known plumber and worked for Roto-Rooter in Green Bay for many years. He was a huge animal lover, an avid Packer fan, was kind hearted and selfless and had a giving personality. He enjoyed music, both playing and singing it in his fatherís band, Artie Minz and the Country Men, as well as scuba diving and traveling.

Art is survived by his four children, Joshua (Melissa), Jason (Dalyn), Melisha (James) and Shannon; eight - soon to be nine - grandchildren, Anastasia, Blade, Genevieve (still on the way), McKenna, Austin, Ashley, Crishan, Craig and Caden; his brother, Michael; and sister, Shelly. He is further survived by his girlfriend, Marcella Gory, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service in honor of Art will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. Dan Schroeder, pastoral assistant of St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Parish will officiate and burial will follow in Newark Cemetery in the town of Barton. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

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