Terrance ‘Terry’ L. Minson, SR. March 15, 1945 - October 9, 2020. Terry was born March 15, 1945 in Great Bend, KS. He was the son of Elbert Paul and June Nadine (Clark) Minson. Terry graduated from Hoisington High School in 1963. He joined the United States Navy and served his country from 1963-1969--fighting for our country in Vietnam.
From Terry’s first marriage were born two sons, Terry Minson II and Douglas Minson. While in Kinsley, he married Marilyn (Regnier) Welsch June 5, 1975. Marilyn brought three boys to this union--Troy Welsch, Mark Welsch, and Brian Welsch.
Terry had careers at Wilbert Vault Co, the Dyne-Quik Restaurant, insurance sales, and eventually began a career in the U.S. Postal System. Working between the towns of Dodge City, Hutchison, Kinsley, and Cimarron, he eventually held Postmaster at Larned and Great Bend, retiring in 2005. At that time, Terry and Marilyn moved to Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, MO, meeting new lifelong friends and making many great memories, including lots of family visiting often.
Terry’s health became a priority and that led them back to Kansas in 2013, moving to Galva. Terry was adamant that all of his kids work hard and often--which led to him buying the Kinsley Ice Company, a radiator shop, and the kids mowing many yards. Terry was a member of many clubs and organizations including the Kinsley Fire Dept, the VFW, Knights of Columbus and was also a past Mayor of Kinsley.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Paulette Minson and Janelle Lefler, brothers Kent, Jim, Paul, and Craig, and a stepson--Brian Welsch.
Survivors include wife Marilyn of Galva KS, Troy (Amy) Welsch of Larned, Mark Welsch of Trousdale, Terry Minson (Tracy) of Galva, and Doug Minson of WaKeeney. Surviving siblings include sisters Andrea (Duane) Sitton of Independence, KS and Rhonda (Bob) Shockey of Tulsa, OK. Brothers--Randy of Dartmouth, MA, Clark of Westport, MA, and Aaron (Liz) of Debary, FL. He is also survived by special brothers-in-law Kenneth Regnier of Offerle KS, Bud Lefler of Morrilton, AR, and sister- in-law Jane Minson of N. Kingstown, RI. Terry is survived by 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom he was very proud of and always had words of wisdom for.
Services to be held: Viewing and visitation at McKillip Funeral Home in Kinsley from 5-7pm Tuesday October 13th and Rosary at 7pm. Memorial Service will be held at McKillips on Wedneday October 14th at 10am, with interment at WaKeeney Veteran’s Cemetery in WaKeeney, KS. at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Edwards County Golf Course in Kinsley where many family memories were created and shared, and also to the Bethany Village in Lindsborg, where Terry received great care in the last months of his life.
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