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David Miner 11/17/2011

David Miner, age 67 of St. Paul, MN, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul after battling cancer for 2 1/2 years.  David was born the son of Roy Sr. and Carla (Miller) Miner on June 14, 1944 in St. Paul.  He was baptized and confirmed at Cross Lutheran Church in Maplewood.  He attended Gladstone Elementary and graduated from N. St. Paul High School with the class of 1963.  David joined the Army in 1965, serving 13 months in S. Korea.  On October 7, 1967, he married Linda Omann at the First Reformed Church in Baldwin, WI.  David worked at Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant in Highland Park for 30 years.  He retired in 1998 at the age of 53.  He enjoyed fishing.  He fished year round, spending many hours on E. Rush Lake and planning yearly fishing trips to Canada.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 225 in Forest Lake, MN and of Mounds Park United Methodist Church.  David was kind hearted and friendly and was quick to help someone in need.  He was very particular about his vehicles and loved spending time playing with his grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Sr. and mother Carla Miner Roach ; step-father, Charles Roach; grandparents; in-laws, John and Minnie Omann; brother, Roy Miner Jr.; brother-in-law, Larry Czech; and nephew, Joseph Miller.  David is survived by his wife, Linda Miner; sons, Dan (Lisa) Miner and Bryant Miner; grandchildren, Grant, Mitchell, and Erica Miner; siblings, Maureen Czech, Joyce Saucier, and Darlyne Metzger; sisters-in-law, Virginia (Harvey) Gleason, Bonnie (Mike) Ida, and Cindy Omann; brothers-in-law, Dennis (Mari) Omann, David (Norma) Omann, Tim (Kayleen) Omann, Floyd Omann; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Funeral Service was held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 10:30 am at Mounds Park United Methodist Church 1049 Euclid Street St. Paul, MN 55106.  Visitation was also Monday from 9-10:30 am at the church.  Interment was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred or to the donors choice.  Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.

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