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Elwood Minds

Elwood Minds

Friday, March 18th, 1927 - Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Elwood Minds age 92 of Beemer, NE will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wisner, NE with Fr. Vincent Sunguti celebrating the mass. Interment will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is in charge of the arrangements.

Elwood passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, NE.

Elwood Harry Minds was born on March 18, 1927 to Harry and Deloros (Rabbass) Minds south of Beemer, NE. He attended Cuming County Rural School and began farming with his father at an early age. He later farmed with his uncle Carl Vollmer prior to his marriage.

On January 7, 1950, he was united in marriage to Mollie Ann Grashorn at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner, NE. The couple lived on a farm northwest of Beemer.

Elwood was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where he had served on the parish council and was an EME to the shut-ins. Elwood was a 3rd Degree member of Knights of Columbus Fr. Joseph Rose Council #7779 in Wisner and a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus Msgr. Joseph Boshek Assembly #596 in West Point. He served on the Beemer Township Board for 29 years and was on the school board for Cuming County Rural School Districts #7 and #21.

Survivors include-
Sons- Galen Minds of Beemer, NE
Gary Minds of Beemer, NE
Brother- Everett and Dorothy Minds of Pilger, NE

Elwood was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Mollie Ann on August 6, 2016, and two sisters- Eulilah Doffin and Elaine Hansen.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Joseph's Catholic Church
    Address
    1318 Ave G
    WISNER, NE 68791
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    There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Joseph's Catholic Church
    Address
    1318 Ave G
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Joseph's Catholic Church
    Address
    1318 Ave G
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Wisner, NE
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Bart Gotch

Posted at 07:51am
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I enjoyed working with Elwood & Mollie as a customers of the bank.
They were good people and will be missed.
Bart & Terri Gotch
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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 02:34pm
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. May Jehovah give your family strength to endure the pain you’re family is going through. “The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken”-John 5:28,29
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