Robert “Bob” MINCKLER 1922-2012
Bob Minckler, 90, passed away September 25, 2012. A life-long resident of West Seattle, he was a 1940 graduate of West Seattle High School. While in high school, he fell in love with and later married the girl across the street – Audrey (Gessner) Minckler. Bob served his country as a Merchant Marine during WWII.
After being honorably discharged from the military, he went to work for Reliable Transfer & Storage Company, where he worked until his retirement. Bob loved playing golf, spending time with his friends and family, and setting up shop to create works of art. After retirement Bob enjoyed spending winters in Hawaii and keeping an eye on the grandkids.
Bob was thankful to have had the good fortune of surrounding himself with wonderful friends with whom he and Audrey were able to join on their many travels. These past few years Bob felt most passionate about undertaking a project to grant his fellow Merchant Marines full veteran status.
He is survived by Audrey, his wife of 70 years; daughter Barbara (Richard) Wagner, son Mark (Leslie) Minckler and daughter Betty Lee Minckler; grandchildren, Amy Guilizen, Gaile (Jason) Brandenburg, Christopher Kintz, Michael & Lauren Minckler, Jacob & Max Zimmerman; great-grandchildren, Audrey & Liam Brandenburg.
A memorial service will be held October 20, 2012, 10AM at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136. Donations may be sent to The Kenney Foundation.