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John Minelli

1928 - 2015

John L. Minelli age 86 of Rogers City
passed away July 17, 2015 at home
surrounded by his loving family

He was born November 6, 1928 in Chicago
to John and Nancy (Tiritilli) Minelli,

Mr. Minelli is survived by:
his wife, Mary Lynn Tank-Minelli;
7 children, Mary (Roy) Paitsel of Virginia,
Nancy (Thomas) LeVeque of Cheboygan,
John Minelli of South Carolina,
Michelle (Thomas) Brege of Rogers City,
Therese (Terry) Mason of Suttons Bay,
Joanne (Thaddeus) Niedzwiecki of Traverse City,
Lori (Gary) Florip of Lake Ann;
4 stepchildren, Candace (Anthony) Kowalski of Rogers City,
James Friedrich of Alpena,
Richard (Barbara) Friedrich of Fowlerville, and
Paul Friedrich of Alpena;
28 grandchildren;
36 great grandchildren;
1 great-great grandson and
1 brother, Peter (Barbara) Ardini of Rogers City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nancy and his
stepfather, Antonio Ardini.

Mr. Minelli owned and operated McArdle and Minelli Oldsmobile in
Rogers City then Minelli Olds — Cadillac in Manistee. On May 25, 1974
he married Mary Lynn Tank-Friedrich in Manistee.

Friends may visit at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Thursday, July 23rd
from 9:00 a.m. until time of his Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. with
Fr. Sylvestre Obwaka officiating.

Memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic Church
or Hospice of the Sunrise Shore.

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