Harry L. “Bud” Minegar, 82, of Pierce Street in Osceola, Ind., passed away of natural causes at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2001, in his residence. Mr. Minegar was born on Jan. 23, 1919, to Harry C. and Nora (Barnhart) Minegar in Osceola.
On Jan. 13, 1945, he married Catherine “Tap” Baker after his return from 3 1/2 years of service in the Marine Corps with the 2nd Raider [Battalion] in the South Pacific. Mrs. Minegar survives. He is also survived by his son, Gregg Minegar and his wife, Cindi of Osceola; his daughter, Patti Hayden, and her husband, Bob of Osceola; sisters, Vivian Snyder of Elkhart, Ind., Kathryn Wagner and her husband, Bill of Osceola, and Betty Jo LeMaire and her husband, Lee of South Bend, Ind.; along with seven grandchildren, Sarah Hayden, Heather Hayden, Jessica Hayden, Andy Minegar, Abby Minegar, Adam Minegar and Alison Minegar. Mr. Minegar was preceded in death by his sister, Jeraldine Tarman.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today, April 27, in the Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Services will be conducted by William G. Howell at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, in Calvary Temple Assembly of God, South Bend, with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
Mr. Minegar was a 1938 graduate of Jimtown High School, Jimtown, Ind. He served in the Marine Corps for over three years. Mr. Minegar recently worked for Gurley-Leep Mercedes Benz after retiring from Wheelabrator and Studebaker in South Bend. Bud was also a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God in South Bend. Memorial donations in Mr. Minegar’s name may be made to Calvary Temple Church or to Hospice of St. Joseph County.