“Super” David Wayne Minshall, 75, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, May 22, 2011. A Celebration of Life was held May 27 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
David was born July 4, 1935, in Racine, Wis., the son of Frank and Hazel (Moon) Minshall. Dave served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Dave married Maralee Stusak on Aug. 2, 1971. Dave worked as a heavy equipment field service mechanic for Spreitzer Inc. for many years until his retirement. Dave was a lifelong farmer. Dave enjoyed fishing in Canada, snowmobiling in Wyoming, having a “cold one,” and spending time and visiting with his family and many friends.
Dave is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Maralee; his children, Kim Aptaker of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Mark (Robin) Minshall of Louisville, Ky.; their children, Traci Hop (Amir Bozorgzadeh) of Cedar Rapids, Trisha Hop (Kelli Alberts) of North Liberty, Trent Minshall (Terri Ballard) of Fairfax, and Travis (Nikki) Minshall of Swisher; seven grandchildren, Emily, Grant, Devan Aptaker, Alyan Minshall, Skylar Hop, Alexandra and Kennedy Minshall and baby Minshall in June; a brother, Gordon (Carolyn) Minshall of Faribault, Minn.; as well as nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Humane Society or to the Mayo Clinic in Dave’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com .