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Paul F. Minning, 58, New Point, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Greensburg.
Born in Greensburg March 20, 1958, he was the son of Viola (Hart) and Donald R. Minning Sr.
Before graduating from Greensburg High School in 1976, he won many awards in vocal, piano and tuba. He attended Indiana and Ball State universities, majoring in music. He worked at Holloway Pipe Organ Co., Indianapolis, for several years and then at BCA, Greensburg. He served as organist and choir director at First Christian Church, Greensburg, for several years and was currently serving in those positions at St. John Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Paul enjoyed composing music and wrote music each week for the gospel acclamation. He tuned and repaired pianos, pipe and reed organs. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique musical instruments, especially pipe organs and harpsichords. The Tri-County Harmonizers Barbershop Quartet member enjoyed listening to classical and Baroque music, cooking and baking and spending time with his grandchildren. He worked as a meter reader for New Point Sewage.
Paul is survived by his mother, New Point; son Friedrich Minning, Greensburg; daughter Clarise Minning, New Point; two granddaughters, Leia and Victoria; and one brother, Thomas D. Minning Sr., New Point.
He was preceded in death in 2012 by his father; and in 1979 by his brother Donald R. Minning Jr., to whom Paul had donated a kidney in 1976.
Visitation will be Monday, April 4, from 5-8 p.m. at New Point Christian Church, New Point. Funeral services will be there Tuesday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. with Mark Vice officiating. Burial will follow in Rossburg Cemetery, New Point.
Memorials may be given to New Point Christian Church or St. John Lutheran Church in care of Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006. Online condolences may be posted at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 2, 2016
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