2017-05-18 / Obituaries

Dennis Bert Minto

Dennis Bert Minto, 67, Higgins Lake, died May 14, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.

A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, with the Rev. Bryan Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

He was born Sept. 26, 1949, at Houghton Lake, the son of Bert and Fern (Lehman) Minto. He grew up in the Higgins Lake area and graduated from Roscommon High School. Following high school he went on to join the Army National Guard and received his associate degree. He worked as a building contractor for many years, holding a builders license and a real estate agent license.

He and Ruth Ann Cook were united in marriage April 12, 1978, in Roscommon. He was a former member of AMVETS and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Surviving Mr. Minto are his wife of 39 years, Ruth Ann Minto of Higgins Lake; daughter, Jennifer Rowe of Grand Rapids; two stepdaughters, Jo Ann Hoke of Houghton Lake and Billie Meacham of Houghton Lake; two stepsons, Paul Hoke of Houghton Lake and Bob (Patty) Hoke of Manton; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Brian Minto of Higgins Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

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