Philip “Bud” Minnehan

John Philip “Bud” Minnehan, the son of Jack and Helen (Tasler) Minnehan was born April 19, 1927 at his parent’s home in Adaza, Iowa and departed this life February 21, 2017 at SunnyBrook Assisted Living Facility in Carroll, Iowa. Philip lived his life to the age of 89 years, 10 months and 2 days.
Philip attended rural school and then attended high school in Lohrville, Iowa. After school, he farmed with his dad on the family farm in Greene County.
On February 3, 1948, Philip Minnehan was united in marriage to Rosemary Monahan at Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lohrville. They farmed in Calhoun County for ten years until they bought a farm west of Churdan that they called home and raised their family and lived for fifty-six years. To this union, three children were born.
Philip enjoyed living on the farm and working outside. He was involved in agriculture for sixty years. Philip was a crop farmer but his love was livestock. He raised cattle and hogs and had a special fondness for his horsed and dogs.
Philip never failed to find a card game of Euchre or 500 whether with his family or grandchildren or his many friends at SunnyBrook. Family was important to Bud, and he was happiest being surrounded by close family and friends. Many a story was shared by Bud at the family gatherings.
Philip is survived by his three children; Quentin (Linda) Minnehan of Churdan, Elaine (Dennis) Taute of Scottsdale, Arizona and John Minnehan of Yankton, South Dakota; six grandchildren; Jason (Brooke) Minnehan, Michelle Minnehan, Kristin (Matthew) Percival, Sara (Brett) Estervig, Bryan (Natalie) Taute and Tyler Minnehan; and eight great-grandchildren; Ava and Halle Minnehan, Reese Golightly, Penny Percival, Abby, Ty and Will Estervig and Lukas and Genevieve Minnehan and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Those who preceded him in death were his parents, his wife, Rosemary, his grandson, Matthew Minnehan, two brothers William Minnehan and Patrick Minnehan; and four sisters Beatrice Henning, Delores Conley, Karen Wagner and Marjorie Minnehan.
Mass of the Christian burial was held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Colunbkille Catholic Church in Churdan with Father Jeff Schleisman and Father Tim Johnson officiating. Burial was in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Cedar Township. Organist at the service was Lois Last and Cantor was Greg Carey.
Casket bearers were Jason Minnehan, Bryan Taute, Anthony Minnehan, David Minnehan, Ron Wagner and Tim Wagner.

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  1. Crystal Minnehan

    Uncle Bud was a sweetheart and we always loved visiting his and aunt Rosemary’s home. We always had fun lots of good food and laughs. He will be forever missed until we meet again. God bless you all and praying for the entire family we love you all. Danny Crystal Cameron and Danielle Minnehan Hartsville SC

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