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Henry Able Minkema Jr.

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Henry Able Minkema, Jr.
Henry was born on February 22, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts and departed our family and this life on February 20, 2015 in Yuba City. He was 88 years old. Henry will be missed by his family and friends.

At the age of 19, Henry joined the United States Air Force to serve his country in World War II. In 1951, Henry married his wife, Doreen and resided in North Kingston, Rhode Island where his three children were born. In 1973, Henry relocated his family to California where he worked as a methods and standards technician for the US Department of the Navy for the remainder of his career. Henry took pride in that he served his country in active military duty, as a reservist and a civilian federal employee.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents Henry Able, Sr. and Adalade Minkema; his first wife Doreen, and his son Allan John Minkema.

Henry is survived by his wife Margaret; his two children; seven grandchildren and two great grandsons.

Mark, his oldest son and his wife Rose and their family: Grandson Nicholas and his wife Maribel with their son Nicholas II; grandson Kyle and his wife Amanda and their son Knute.

His daughter Susan and her family: Granddaughters Bailey and Kobe; grandsons Kal, Jax and Zayden.

The family is holding a Celebration of Henry's Life on March 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the home of Mark & Rose Minkema, 1096 Kimberly Dr., Yuba City.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2015
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