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Ione E.

Minster, Ione E.
(nee Nolte) Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018 age 81 years. Loving mother of Melody (Esteban “Steve”) Mendez, Merlyn (the late Karen), Holly (Jeffery) Popple and Harris (Yvonne). Proud grandma of Trudi, Trini, Sarah (Nick), Dustin, Noel, Troy, April (James), Aaron (Ashley), Adam and Jamie. Great-grandmother of Savannah, McKenzie, Aven, Nyla, Caysen, Ariel, Jasmine, Oliver, Amber, Alex, James Jr., Owen, Krashaad, Nicco and Zamarion. Further survived other relatives and many friends.

Visitation Friday September 14 from 3:00-5:15 PM at ST. PAULS EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3775 East Cudahy Avenue. Funeral to follow at 5:30 PM. Private interment Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Ione was a life long resident of Cudahy, long time member of the Bel Canto Chorus and the Cudahy Historical Society. Former employee of Ladish where she was a supervisor of the inplant printing division, worked at Modern Method Mailing Co., Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as playing organ at a local church for 35 years. Her first business was a popcorn truck, she operated an opera company, ran a catering business as “Ione’s Elegant Entertaining” and had over 25 years as an Avon representative. Volunteering during her spare time doing fruit sales for the Bel Canto for 25 years and helping on the Cudahy 4th of July committee for 20 years.

If so desired, Memorials to St. Pauls Ev. Lutheran Church appreciated.

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Holly Minster Popple

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Michele McCormack

We are so sorry for your loss. We know well your mother’s and grandmother’s generosity and we are thankful for her support over the years. May happy memories sustain you at this difficult time. May all of us hope to live up to her example.


Michele McCormack and all of us at Hunger Task Force


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Barb Hughes

Rest In Peace!

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