Jean Minnick, 83

Jean C. Minnick age 83 of Cambridge, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Jean was born in St. Paul. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1946. She attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Jean was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.June 16, 1948, Jean was united in marriage to Paul Minnick. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2006. Jean worked for the Cambridge Hospital and later as secretary at the Cambridge Public Schools for more than 10 years.Jean was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the altar society, American Legion Auxiliary, and Research Club. She was known for her fried chicken, and her kraut dumplings for New Years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, solitaire on the computer and coffee with friends.Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; a son, Tom, and a grandson, Brian. She is survived by daughter, Marilyn Minnick of Sun City, Ariz.; three sons, Scott and wife Mick of Bartley, Philip and wife Amy of Hardin, Mont., and Dr. David and wife Cathy of Broken Bow; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cambridge Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge. Memorials may be left in Jean’s name to either the Cambridge School Foundation or to St. John the Baptist Church in Cambridge.Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenour. com..Published in Custer County Chief, June 21, 2012