Jimmie B. Mingus, 86 of Dannebrog, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 not of Covid-19, but of advanced age.
He was born Oct 29th, 1933 to Wally and Anna (Nielsen) Mingus in the Dannebrog area and was a 4th generation Nielsen from this area.
Family Graveside Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Oakridge Cemetery in Dannebrog. Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is assisting the family. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
He married Ursila Roark, the love of his life on Jan. 31, 1956 and had three children with her.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran church and in his later years attending church and coffee at Tom’s were his main enjoyments in life besides his family.
He had an Associate’s Degree in Mechanics and was a mechanic in the Scotia and St. Paul areas in the 60’s and 70’s. He started his own business, Mingus Repair and M&R Auto Sales in the mid 70’s. He loved working on anything mechanical. Later he worked for Redman Homes, Delicious Foods, and finally MFS York. He retired after 2003 to take care of his wife.
Those left to carry on his legacy include his brother, Ralph and wife Judy Mingus; his daughters, Rene Mingus and partner, Gary May, and Sue Mingus; grandchildren, Tyler Martian and wife, Megan Wichman, April Martian, James and wife, Erika Edmondson, David and wife, Gabriela Edmondson, James Mingus, and Alexander Hood; great-grandchildren, Dillon Edmondson, Emilia Grace Edmondson, and Keira Edmondson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents, Wally and Anna; his wife, Ursila in 2010; an infant daughter, Debra; his brothers, Wally and Joe; and sisters, Darlene and Gaylene.
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