Edna Minnemann, 104, Klemmes Corner


Edna Hannah Margaret (Fassold) Minnemann passed away peacefully having completed her earthly journey and was gently carried into God’s presence on October 10, 2020, at the age of 104.

She was born on July 9, 1916, in Weisburg, Indiana, to Louis J. Fassold and Hannah Zimmer Fassold.   She was baptized on July 30, 1916, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hubbles’ Corner, Indiana, and was confirmed on September 28, 1930, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Klemmes’ Corner, Indiana

God challenged the Fassold family at Edna’s young age of 8 when their mother, Hannah, passed away from tuberculosis.   Her older brothers, Earl and Carl, went to work while the three younger children, Edna, Esther, and George were cared for my relatives.   After completing her education,  Edna worked in Cincinnati for several years as a housekeeper for the Perkins family.

She and Irvin Minnemann fell in love and were married on January 13, 1942.   They were blessed with two children, Murvon Minnemann of Brookville, Indiana and Oletha Taft, of Christopher, Illinois.

Edna was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church most of her life.  She served as Secretary of the Ladies’ Mission Society, Sunday School teacher, and choir member.  She worked as the Deputy Franklin County Treasurer for several years alongside her husband.   She was Secretary at Farmers’ Mutual Insurance company for 35 years.  Having worked most of her life, she retired in August 2000.   She proudly celebrated her 100th birthday on July 9, 2016, with over 150 family members and friends in attendance

Left to honor her memory are her children, Murvon Minnemann of Brookville and friend, Bonnie Holzbacher of Batesville; Oletha Taft of Christopher, Illinois, Grandsons and spouses:  Darren (Pam) Minnemann and Scott (Jennifer) Minnemann, both of Greenwood, Indiana; Kevin (Heather) Minnemann of Hope, Indiana; and Jesse (Bobbi) Gordon of Mulkeytown, Illinois.  Great-Grandchildren:  Megan, Marcus, and Max Minnemann; Mariah (Dustin) Buckley, Madisyn (TJ) Wright, Clayton Hornback, and Ty, Grant, and Jessica Gordon.   Great-Great Grandchildren:   Garrett Daniel Buckley and Avery Elizabeth Wright.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Hannah Fassold, Husband, Irvin Minnemann, Son-in-Law, Charles Taft; Brothers, Carl, Earl, and George Fassold; Sister, Esther Liming; Sisters-in-Law, Betty Fassold and Mabel Fassold, Brother-in-Law, Gilbert Liming and several nieces and nephews.

Caring for her family was her passion and delight.   The “home place” was the family gathering place almost every Sunday for years.   She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends.    She leaves as her legacy her love for God, love for her family, love for her country, and the perseverance and hope that she shared with everyone around her.   Throughout her life, even in adverse circumstances, she remained a positive influence on so many lives.

In sharing her thoughts, as she wrote her own obituary, Edna wrote the following:

“What a joy you all have been to me!  I love you so much and appreciate everything you have done for me.  I’m sure God will protect you and be with you as He has been with me.   He has always been my friend and has helped me so much.   Please don’t mourn for me.  Just think of me often and remember all the wonderful, wonderful times we’ve had.   I have had a good life”

Visitation will be held at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, Indiana on Thursday, October 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Rev. Ladona Webb, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4025 Highland Center Road, Klemmes Corner, Indiana.  Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Minnemann family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .


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