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Katherine V. Minshall, 86,
of Caledonia, formerly of Hartford, died Thursday [December 2, 1993]
at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. James (Katherine "Kay") Newell
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday at Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, where friends may call from
2 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Middleville,
Mich., for their music department or organ fund, or to the Hartford
United Methodist Church women’s organization.
Mrs. Minshall was born Aug. 23, 1907, in Bangor Township.
She was a  graduate of
Hartford High School and Western Michigan University. She was
a retired school teacher having taught for 30 years. She was a
member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Van Buren County
Association of School Personnel, the Van Buren Historical Society
and the Hartford Senior Mothers Club.
Survivors include: two sons –
George Vint of Bangor and
Jack Vint of Lansing; her daughter, Mrs. Newell of Caledonia;
stepdaughters – Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Bourner of Kalamazoo, Barbara
Buckham of Schoolcraft, Mich.; five grandchildren; eight step
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four step-
great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Kabel of Lawrence; and a
sister, Margaret Hammond of Hartford. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Marshall in 1987 and by a stepson, Jack Minshall in
NOTE: Katherine was the daughter of Conrad and Mary (Schwartz) In 1996,
She wrote a 12 page transcript regarding the
Early History of Hartford & Lawrence.