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Lawrence McMinn

March 5, 1938 — March 6, 2021

Ohio City

Lawrence H. McMinn, 83, of Ohio City passed away at 10:37 PM on March 06, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born on March 05, 1938, in Punxsutawney, PA, the son of the late Mike Sackash and Irene (Bodner) Sackash.

Larry enjoyed working on old cars, driving his 1965 truck and attending car and truck shows. In addition to fishing, he was also a NASCAR fan and liked Deer and Eagles.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (Thompson) McMinn of Ohio City; son, Larry Jay (Barbara) McMinn of Delphos; daughters: Marilee McMinn of OR; Pam (Paul) Custer of Lima; Sheri McMinn-Hines of Van Wert; stepdaughters: Crissie (B J) Shock of Wapakoneta; Charlotte Marquart of Van Wert; stepsons: Anthony (Gina) Partin of Delphos; Jamie Partin of Ohio City; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by 17 siblings, and grandsons: Cody Schreves, Andrew Sterling, Jared Schreves and Austin Partin.

A celebration of Larry's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lawrence`s memory may be sent to CHP Homecare and Hospice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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