Carl Mindrup, 102


Carl Mindrup, 102, of Alhambra, died on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Alhambra Care Center.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Interment will be held at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is assisting the family.

Mr. Mindrup was born April 13, 1920, in Mt. Olive, to Carl and Esther (Henschen) Mindrup. He married Esther C. Reckmann on Oct. 5, 1946, in Alhambra, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2002.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1941, two weeks prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served active duty overseas in the Pacific and European theatres, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 4, 1945.

Once back home, Mr. Mindrup worked for Highland Box Board, Wagner Electric and Gehrig’s Store. He retired from Gehrig’s Store in 1982 as a truck driver, having delivered propane gas all over the local area for 25 years.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing and woodworking. He and his wife built their house on the east end of Alhambra, where they lived most of their lives.

Mr. Mindrup was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra and the American Legion Post #1147 in Alhambra.

He is survived by his children, Ruth Ann Monk of Manteno, Dorothy Wohl of St. Petersburg, FL, Juanita Mindrup of Mesa, AZ, and John (Merilee) Mindrup of Alhambra; grandchildren, Cory (Dennie) Mortensen, Tyler Mindrup, Nicole (Andy) Gilley, Steven (Julie) Monk, Melissa Monk, Jamie (Russ) Ludwig, Billy Wohl and Jennifer Wohl; and sister, Edna Wiss of Vandalia.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Mindrup was preceded in death by his father in 1988; mother in 1969; children, Dale Robert Mindrup on March 24, 2017, Joyce Metzger on March 7, 2000, James Edwin Mindrup at age six months, and Kenneth Mindrup on May 23, 2015; grandchild, Eric Selbst; and siblings, Harold Mindrup, Lila Reckmann on July 26, 2020, Madeline Eyman, Doris Mayfield and Anna Marie Thacker on Oct. 3, 2006.

Memorials may be directed to Salem United Church of Christ or Salem Cemetery.

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