Funeral services for Lonnie Bev Minge, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Moody Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Minge passed away at 2:53 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at his home.
He was born March 27, 1949, at Viola, Arkansas, to Lehman Mitchell Minge and Wanda Va Cameron Minge. On January 24, 2011, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Susan Diltz. Mr. Minge was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy; he was assigned to USS Tulare and was commended with National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Star. Lonnie loved his family and his wife. He enjoyed hunting, fishing in Bass tournaments, farming, woodworking and riding motorcycles.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Minge, of the family home; two children, Lee Minge and wife, Carrie, West Plains and Lance Minge, Mountain Grove, Missouri; two step-children, Jacob Prime and wife, Katylinn, Johnson, Iowa and Kaci Collins and husband, Cody, West Plains; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother, Wanda Minge, Moody, Missouri; one brother, Larry Minge and wife, Judy, Moody, Missouri; one sister, Karen Summers and husband, Bill, Bakersfield, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Joan Minge and Kathy Minge; and several nieces and nephews.
His father, Mitchell Minge and two brothers, Gary Oden Minge and Ronnie Lee Minge, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Combat Veterans or Wounded Warrior Project and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.