Joel Minkel

Service

Date: Sat, March 19, 2016
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Geneseo United Methodist Church Cemetery
Address:
rural Buckingham, Iowa
Arrangements By:
Overton Funeral Home, Traer

Visitation

Date: Sat, March 19, 2016
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Geneseo United Methodist Church
Address:
rural Buckingham, Iowa

Joel Minkel

January 23, 1953 - March 13, 2016

Joel Bruce Minkel was born on January 23, 1953, in Waterloo, the son of Robert and Hazel (Stouffer) Minkel. Joel graduated from Dysart Geneseo School in 1971 and then attended Ellsworth Community College.  He worked for 32 years as a pump house operator for Newkirk Welding Supply (now known as Air Gas) in Waterloo. He was currently working as a security officer at Meskwaki Casino in Tama.  Joel was a lifelong member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church.  He loved all high school and college sports and was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and had season tickets for wrestling events.  He also loved to read and was a crossword puzzle enthusiast.  Joel died at the age of 63 on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.  He is survived by his brother, Brian (Pat) Minkel of Woodstock, Georgia; an aunt, Sandy Boomer of Traer; nieces; nephews; many cousins; and his cat, Summer.  Joel was preceded in death by his parents in 2012 and 2014.

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