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Douglas Minton

Obituary of Douglas Wayne Levi Minton

Douglas Wayne "Levi" Minton was born in Monroe, Michigan on October 28, 1954.   He was the son of Dan Minton and Juanita (Pierce) Minton Poupard.   Doug attended Monroe High School.

Blessed with a strong work ethic, Douglas, took employment with American Freightway for two years prior to them being acquired by Fed-Ex Freight where he would spend twenty-eight years as a truck driver.   Doug also was a member of the Laborer’s Local for ten years.   He retired in October of 2020.

He married the former, Shelly A. Ford, on June 14, 1999, and the couple having three children each blended their families together.  

Doug enjoyed working with his hands.   He was a gifted handyman and woodworker building many things in his own home and even taking time to fix items in other people’s homes.   He cherished his wife, the time spent together, and the projects they completed together.  

He was simple and humble, a true man of God, Doug, loved to preach and share the gospel.   He was a family man loving his children and grandchildren and was so proud of all their accomplishments.   Doug had a great sense of humor and enjoyed and appreciated a good meal.   For many years he was an avid golfer, although after he retired, he preferred the pace of fishing much better.

Douglas Wayne "Levi" Minton, age 66, of Monroe passed away at home at 7:36pm on Friday; July 23, 2021.   He had been in declining health since March of 2020 and under the care of ProMedica Monroe Hospice.   His passing was preceded by both of his parents; a stepfather:  Milton Poupard; one brother:  Danny Minton; one nephew:  Jerid McKeonne; and a grandson:  Browan Elabed.

To cherish his memory he leaves his beloved wife of twenty-two years:  Shelly A. Minton of Monroe; six children:  Casey (T.) Androutsopoulos of Toledo, Taryn Minton of Dundee, Megan (Richard) Smith of Toledo, Mike (Jackie) Ford of LaSalle, Jennifer (Jeff) Pokrywki of Monroe, and Alycia (Greg) Hemelgarn of LaSalle; three sisters:  Jackie Cook, Terry (Bob) McKeonne, and Joann Callahan; and thirteen grandchildren.

Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 7:00pm on Tuesday; July 27, 2021 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street; Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.   A Celebration of His Life will follow at 7:00pm with Pastor Adam Davis of Elevate Church officiating.   Graveside services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday; July 28, 2021 at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle.

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Tuesday
27
July

Gathering for Douglas Wayne Minton

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 N. Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185
Tuesday
27
July

Celebration of Life for Douglas Wayne Minton

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe
2442 N. Monroe St.
Monroe, Michigan, United States
734-384-5185
Wednesday
28
July

Graveside Service for Douglas Wayne Minton

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Roselawn Memorial Park
13200 South Dixie Highway
La Salle, Michigan, United States