Don Minniear(1949 - 2013)

Don Minniear

Des Moines

Don Minniear, 64, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Don was born March 9, 1949 in Lafayette, IN to Bazzle and JoAnn Minniear. He served in the U.S. Navy and made his living as a truck driver, which he loved.

Don is survived by his wife, Cathy; mother, JoAnn; children, Robert (Patty) Minniear, Michael Minniear, Randell (Natalie) DeHaven, Charity DeHaven, Douglas (Cassie) DeHaven, Stacey Clemans and Andy Minniear. Don's home was always open to many other "collected" children that were a significant part of his life. He is also survived by four sisters; a brother; 27 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; and many nieces, nephews extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Bazzle and his granddaughter, Audrey.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Published in Des Moines Register on May 15, 2013