Alfred Ira (Fred “Minnie”) Miner, 84, Bourbon, passed away Dec. 24, 2017 in the very home he was born in, with his family by his side.
Miner graduated from Bourbon High School in 1951. After high school he served in the Army, and then came home to farm, raise cattle and horses. On May 4, 1963, he eloped with the love of his life, Sandra Grove; then added a son to their family in August of ’67.
He loved farming, horses, family, good friendships, serving his country and the Lord. Fred enjoyed participating in parades and pulling contests with his trusty team of horses, Bob and Bill. He also took pleasure in hauling Santa to town and giving children rides in his horse drawn cart. However, his favorite horse was Mike. They were inseparable and he considered himself blessed to have found the “best” horse a man could wish for. He shared many stories about “Mike” and his “team,” with gratefulness in his heart.
Miner is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sandra; one son, Lane (Jackie); two sisters, Katie Houghton and Mary (Lee) Hartle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Pearl (Feldman) Miner of Bourbon, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bourbon Volunteer Fire Dept, Triton FFA or Marshall Cty Humane Society. A special thanks to Heart to Heart Hospice for their tender care of our loved one.
The family has planned a graveside service at 10 a.m., Thursday. Due to weather conditions this will be held at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home at the same time. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon.