Winnebago Warner 'Shorty' Miner, age 88, of Winnebago, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Patriot Assisted Living in Winnebago.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m., at St Mary's Catholic Church in Winnebago. The Rev. Leo Koppala officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer Owen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born March 6, 1924, at Carter, S.D., the son of Arthur and Clara (Wagner) Miner. The family moved to Easton where he attended school. In 1950 he married Barbara Kirkeby in St. Paul and together they had three children, Stevan, Vicki and Jim.
Warner ‘Shorty’ Miner
After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army and was in the 515th Parachute Division where he was a radio operator. After his discharge he purchased Dave's Tydol Service Station, and owned it until 1969 when he purchased the vacant building across the street and created Miner Skelly Service. His son, Stevan, took over in 1985 and Shorty continued to help out until his retirement. After Barbara's death in 1979 he was later remarried to Fern Kaderabek in Jackson in 1987.
Shorty is survived by sons: Stevan (Susan) Miner of Winnebago, Jim (Kathy) Miner of Rochester; daughter: Vicki (Scott) Wiltse of Blue Earth; two granddaughters:Taylor and Erin Wiltse.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife: Barbara Miner; his second wife: Fern Kaderabek in 2000; a brother: Melvin Miner; sisters: Winnie Masters and Florence "Toots" Lutter; and a granddaughter: Lauren Wiltse.
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