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Obituary for Edith "Butch" Mingear (Latta)

Edith "Butch"  Mingear (Latta)
Edith “Butch” Mingear passed away on August 22, 2018 at the Consulate Health Care Center in Vero Beach, Florida after a long struggle with Parkinson’s and Dementia.

Butch was born in Shelby, Indiana on May 12, 1926, to Jesse Elmer and Harriet Belle Latta, and was one of eleven siblings. She married Jack “Jake” Mingear on January 1, 1942 and later moved to Rensselaer where she resided until 2013. She was known to many as the "Avon Lady" and even made deliveries on snowmobile when the roads were too dangerous to drive on. In 2013, Butch moved to Vero Beach, Florida.

Edith is survived by her son, Jack “JL” Mingear; two grandchildren, Darren (Jill) Mingear and Cynthia Mingear-Traver; four great-grandchildren: Jacob Mingear, Sam Mingear, Harris Traver, and Willa Traver; one sister, Bessie “Bet” Csonka; and one brother, Herman “Les” (Sharon) Latta.

She is predeceased by her husband; parents; daughter-in-law Anna May; five sisters: Nina, Emma, Glea, Mabel, and Ester; and three brothers: Forrest, Ernest, and Clarence.

Butch had a zest for life that could be felt by all who knew her. She lived each day fully and met life’s challenges with laughter and love. Her tenacious spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT) at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 1 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Elizabeth Hartmann officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sanders Cemetery in Lowell at approximately 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or the First Christian Church, 327 N. Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer, IN 47978. Share memories and condolences at

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