MUSCATINE, Iowa – Minnie L. Bair Ewoldt, 85, of Muscatine, died Saturday, November 14, 2009, at the Pioneer Park Care Center in Lone Tree.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral and Cremation Services. Reverend Gary MacManus will officiate the services. Casket bearers will be Winston Rock, Tom Fritz, Mike Fuller, Shane Fuller, Tyler Alexander, Brennan Alexander, Zachary Ewoldt and Travis Ewoldt. Honorary casket bearers will be Matt Fritz and Harvey Rock. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at Grace Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in memory of Minnie.
Minnie L. Bair was born on July 17, 1924 in Muscatine, the daughter of James A. and Minnie Pantel Bair.
She was a 1943 graduate of Muscatine High School.
On March 19, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harvey O. Ewoldt in Davenport. They were later divorced.
Minnie worked in the kitchen at the Muscatine General Hospital and the Maid Rite.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Ladies of the Moose, the Eagles and the Muscatine Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed country music, singing in the family band, “Al Bair and the Cowboys” and watching old comedy shows.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Donna J. Rock and her husband, Winston, of Low Moor; Bonnie L. Fritz and her husband, Tom, of Cedar Rapids; Connie S. Fuller and her husband, Mike, of Muscatine; and James H. Ewoldt of DeWitt; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Minnie was preceded in death by her parents and a special cousin, Ed Eisele.