Harry Robert Minzghor, 82
Harry Robert Minzghor, 82, of Calumet, Minn., formerly of Cass Lake, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints...
Harry Robert Minzghor, 82, of Calumet, Minn., formerly of Cass Lake, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Grand Rapids, Minn., with Dennis Hansen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji assisted the family with arrangements.
Active pallbearers will be Dennis Minzghor, Douglas Minzghor, Jason Minzghor, Art Koski, Gary Barkely, Douglas Knapp, John Broking and Louie Bruno.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born Nov. 13, 1925, to Matthew and Edwina (Brown) Minzghor in Cass Lake. He was raised and educated in Cass Lake. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served during World War II. He first served on the hospital ship USS Hope, and later transferred, at his request, to an oil tanker. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
He married Evelyn (Black) in Chicago, Ill., July 6, 1944. They moved to Hibbing, Minn., for 25 years, where he sold cars, and was an owner of the race track for eight years. He was a stock car racing champion for two years in a row. He also owned the Grand Rapids race track for 10 years. He eventually moved to Cass Lake for 30 years, where he owned the Sunnyside Lumber Company.
He and his wife have spent the last three years living in Calumet.
He was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corporation of Chisolm, Minn., the Jack Kimball American Legion Post 284 of Cass Lake, past president of the Cass Lake Dance Club, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Grand Rapids. He liked to hunt, fish, bowl and especially enjoyed woodworking, giving away the crafts and pieces he created.
He is survived by his wife of Calumet; sons, Dennis (Ann) Minzghor of Spokane, Wash., Doug (Keike) Minzghor of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Diane (Art) Koski of Keewatin, Minn.; five sisters; one brother; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Minzghor; brother, Kenny; sister, Bessie; one grandson; and one granddaughter.