Delma I. Minglin Dec. 6, 1917 - April 29, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Delma I. (Baldwin) Minglin, 96, a former lifetime resident of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Hamilton Grove Nursing Home in New Carlisle, IN. Delma was born on December 6, 1917, in Mishawaka, IN, to the late John Homer and Mary G (Gibson) Baldwin. On May 29, 1940, Delma married Charles D."Lefty" Minglin in Mishawaka. Charles passed away on October 12, 1977. Delma is survived by her children, Nancy (Jean) Astie of Dallas, TX, Janet (Larry) Starkweather of Spring Grove, IL, Delores "Dee" Foster of South Bend, IN, and Tom Minglin of Colorado Springs, CO. Delma was a loving and caring grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Delma was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles and Marvin Baldwin, one sister, Genevieve Bowman, and her son-in-law, Richard Foster. Delma graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1935. She retired from Uniroyal in April of 1983 as a secretary after 37 years of service. Delma also worked at her daughter Dee's bar the McKinley Pub for over 36 years; the patrons were amazed at Delma's work ethic, she was always on the go. Delma was an avid bowler; she bowled until she was 80 years old using a 16lb ball. She would also coach bowling to the new up and coming bowlers of the junior leagues. Delma also enjoyed playing golf and could be found at any Euchre Tournament throughout the Michiana area at any VFW Post, American Legion or Lodges and she would always do quite well, where people knew that they did not stand a chance with Delma playing. Delma was known to make enough food to feed an army; her family members, friends and visitors would leave her house stuffed. Delma was a devoted member of the Albright United Methodist Church for over 60-plus years. The family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, with one hour visitation prior on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, with Pastor Warren Kirkwood officiating. Burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka. The family requested that memorial contributions be made to Albright United Methodist Church.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 2, 2014