Arthur D. Minzer, 85, of Tiffin, passed away Friday evening Dec. 21, 2012, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center in Tiffin.
He was born on Sept. 26, 1927, in Attica, to Adam H. and Bessie L. (Schock) Minzer. On July 2, 1949, in Sycamore United Methodist Church, he married Clara L. Perry and she survives.
Also surviving are his son, John A. Minzer of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Brenda (Jim) Bintz of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Faye Walters of Castalia, Florence Henderson of Bloomville and Dorothy Robinson of Tiffin; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Cletus and Ray Minzer; and infant son, Joseph Minzer in 1950.
Artie served in the United States Army during World War II and was a foreman at Webster Industries for 47 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed going to work every day, never missing more than two days in 47 years. He was a member of Eagles Arie No. 402, Moose Lodge No. 846, AMVETS Post No. 48 and VFW Post No. 2858. Artie was a volunteer cook at the Eagles and enjoyed golfing, camping at Lake Erie and vacationing at Myrtle Beach for the past 16 years. He had many friends and was very sociable and loved being around people.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, with the Rev. Donna Van Trees officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, with military honors being conducted by the United Veterans Council.
Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneral-home.com.