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Rev. George M. Minnix at Howe, 1970s
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12020-10-18T14:53:06-07:00Rev. George Myers Minnix4plain2020-10-18T15:03:23-07:00The Rev. George Minnix was born in Elkhart, Indiana, on 22 April 1939, the son of Lloyd Zinn and Mariette Helen (Myers) Minnix. He graduated from Howe Military Academy and contuined to college at William and Mary, where he graduated in 1961. He then attended seminary at Nashotah House, from which he graduated in 1964. He was ordained by Bishop Klein in 1964. His first assignment was as vicar of Holy Family Church in Angola and the mission of St. Charles the Martyr, Butler. The latter closed, but he remained at Angola until 1969. He then moved to Howe to become chaplain at Howe Military School and later rector of St. Mark's in Lima from 1974 to 1986. He left active ministry briefly to serve as director of the Ruthmere House Museum in Elkhart, but then he accepted the rectorship of St. Christopher's in Crown Point, where he served from 1996 to 2001. Late in his career he served on the staff of St. Paul's Church in Mishawaka. He died in Elkhart on 29 August 2016 and was praised in his obituary as "a priest of profound faith, a pastor of immense compassion, and a fine teacher with a vast storehouse of knowledge in a variety of disciplines."