Brent Minkel, age 56, of Cologne, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home in Cologne, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00 P.M., Noon at All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., two hours prior the service at the church.
Brent Minkel was born on June 4, 1962, in Olivia, MN. He was the son of Arlyn Arthur and Janet Ione (Brown) Minkel. Brent was baptized at Church of Christ in Redwood Falls, MN. He graduated with the Olivia High School Class of 1980. While in high school Brent was an avid wrestler. He won many matches and competed at the state level a few times.
On Sept. 10 1983, Brent was united in marriage to Maureen Bohm and was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Mollie. Then on July 26, 1997, he was united in marriage to his present wife, Michelle Olson at St. Huberts Catholic Church in Chanhassen, MN. Brent and Michelle made their home in Cologne, MN. Their marriage was blessed with 2 sons, Kyle and Alec. They shared over 21 years of marriage.
Brent worked as a mason throughout his life. His passions were hunting, fishing, golfing and anything outdoors. He enjoyed most teaching his children the fundamentals of fishing, hunting and “How to land the BIG one”.
He treasured the time spent with family and friends.
Brent passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.
Blessed be his memory.
Brent is survived by his wife, Michelle, sons, Kyle and Alec Minkel of Cologne MN; daughter, Mollie (Jesse) Lovelette of Norwood Young America, MN; grandsons, Jace and Jett Lovelette of Norwood Young America, MN; mother, Janet Minkel of Belview, MN; brothers, Arlyn (Viola) Minkel of Franklin MN, Kevin (Chong) Minkel of Franklin MN, Brian (Judy) Minkel of Hector MN, Keith (Lisa) Minkel of Olivia MN; sister, Lynn (Curt) Standfuss of Franklin MN; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ted and Peggy Olson of Shakopee MN; sisters-in-law, Charlotte (Gene) Vierling of Farmington MN, Carol (John) Bartlett of Carver MN, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Brent is preceded in death by his father, Arlyn Minkel; grandparents, Arthur and Helen Minkel, Earl and Viola Brown; aunt and uncle, Bea and Dick Brown.