Carl Mindrup, age 102 of Alhambra, IL, died Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra, IL.
He was born on Tuesday, April 13, 1920, in Mount Olive, IL, the son of Carl and Esther (nee Henschen) Mindrup.
On Saturday, October 5, 1946, he married Esther C. (nee Reckmann) Mindrup at Alhambra, IL, who passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2002.
He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Alhambra, IL and American Legion Post #1147, Alhambra, IL.
Carl R. “Bob” Mindrup was born in Macoupin County, outside of Mt. Olive, IL. He was inducted into the US Army, November 1941, two weeks prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served active duty overseas in the Pacific and European Theatres; honorably discharged, October 4, 1945. Once back home he then worked for Highland Box Board, Wagner Electric and Gehrig’s Store. He retired from Gehrig’s Store, in 1982, as a truck driver, delivering propane gas all over the local area for 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and woodworking. Mr. and Mrs. Mindrup built their house on the east end of Alhambra, where they lived most of their lives.
Daughter – Ruth Ann Monk, Manteno, IL
Daughter – Dorothy Wohl, Saint Petersburg, FL
Daughter – Juanita Mindrup, Mesa, AZ
Son – John (Merilee) Mindrup, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Cory (Dennie) Martinson
Grandchild – Tyler Mindrup
Grandchild – Nicole (Andy) Gilley
Grandchild – Steven (Julie) Monk
Grandchild – Melissa Monk
Grandchild – Jamie (Russ) Ludwig
Grandchild – Billy Wohl
Grandchild – Jennifer Wohl
Sister – Edna Wiss, Vandalia, IL
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Carl H. Mindrup – Died 1988
Mother – Esther A. Mindrup (nee Henschen) – Died 1969
Wife – Esther C. Mindrup (nee Reckmann) – Died 12/04/2002
Son – Dale Robert Mindrup – Died 3/24/2017
Daughter – Joyce Metzger – Died 3/7/2000
Son – James Edwin Mindrup – Died at 6 months
Son – Kenneth Mindrup – Died 5/23/2015
Grandchild – Eric Selbst
Brother – Harold Mindrup
Sister – Lila Reckmann – Died 7/26/2020
Sister – Madeline Eyman
Sister – Doris Mayfield
Sister – Anna Marie Thacker – Died 10/03/06
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL, with Rev. Jeremy R. Wood, pastor, Salem United Church of Christ, officiating.
Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Church of Christ or Salem Cemetery.