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Minnick, Clifford – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon

“Services Held For Clifford Minnick”

Death struck quickly in removing from life, a well known young man of this community, Clifford Minnick, who passed away at his home in Union on Saturday, February 17, 1942, at the age of 35 years.

Milo Clifford Minnick was born in High Valley near Union, April 7, 1906, son of Mary and John Minnick. He attended grade and high school here, graduating from the Union high school with the class of 1924. Following his graduation, he enrolled at the University of Oregon, where he studied law for two years. He also took work at the Northwestern Business College at Spokane for a year and a half. Upon returning to Union, he was employed at the Eastern Oregon Experiment Station, where he was head of the poultry department for a number of years.

For the past several years he has been employed by the Oregon Trail Lumber Company. That he was held in high esteem by fellow workers and employers alike was evidenced by the fact that he held a position on the executive board of the local lumberman’s union at the time of his death.
Clifford possessed a genuine sense of humor and his constant happy disposition and good will gained for him a host of friends. He had the misfortune to lose one of his eyes when but five years old, and this had been a great handicap to him. His inability to enlist in the armed forces of the United States, or some branch of the defense work, was a great blow to his pride, and the constant worry caused him to become despondent, which resulted in his death.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Minnick; his father having preceded him in death August 21, 1921; one brother, Kenneth Minnick, of Union; four half sisters, Mrs. E.F. Reuter and Mrs. Jessie Woolever, of Union; Mrs. Mollie Dodson, of Klamath Falls, and Mrs. Macy Evans, of Ennis, Montana; and a half brother, W.A. Minnick, of Twin Falls, Idaho; his uncle, John Bass and a cousin, Jim Bass, of Union.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Tuesday, February 17, with Rev. Floyd White officiating. He was laid to rest in the Union cemetery, with pallbearers being Jim DeVore, Max DeVore, Earl Hetrick, Lonnie Williams, Nele Morrison and David Johansen.

He will be greatly missed by all those near and dear to him for his constant thoughtfulness of others.

The Eastern Oregon Republican
Union, Oregon. Friday, February 20, 1942.
Volume 54, Number 39, Page 1.
Contributed by: Robin Church

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