Funeral services for Leland Robert Minks, 82, of Brooklyn Park, Minn. were Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Redeemer Covenant Church in Brooklyn Park.
Leland died Nov. 8 at the North Memorial Hospice Home with his family at his side.
He was born Nov. 14, 1929 to Gustan and Ellen (Nystedt) Minks in St. Cloud, Minn. He grew up on the family farm near Milaca. He graduated from Milaca High School in 1949, then moving to the Minneapolis area where he spent the rest of his life. Most of his working years were at Sears and then Wards, where he was a shoe salesman and manager.
He married Anna Talsma on June 12, 1951 in Milaca. To this union six children were born.
He is survived by his beloved wife Anna of 61 years; children, Dave (Joanne) Minks of Nowthen, Minn., Laura (John) Sells of Minneapolis, Dianne (Mark) Johnson of Anoka, Jean of Brooklyn Park, Lynette (Duane) Butler of Anoka and Mary (Hoyt) Finnemore of Eagen; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Verdilla (Walter) Martin of New Brighton, Minn., Marlaine (Carroll) Gabriel of Maple Plain, Minn. and Virgil (Sharon) Minks of Milaca; and many other neices, nephews and friends.
Leland was preceded in death by his parents.