Daniel M. Minnix Jr., of Niles

June 18, 1970 — April 19, 2020

Daniel Malachi Minnix Jr., 49, of Niles, formerly of Edwardsburg, passed to his rest April 19, 2020, at his home, unexpectedly, but from natural causes.

He was born June 18, 1970, in South Bend, the son of Daniel Sr. and Linda (Maxwell) Minnix.

He was a graduate of Cassopolis High School and took an apprenticeship to be a “journeyman” machinist, working in the family machine shop for many years.

Dan was an intelligent person, understanding many things having to do with being a machinist and being skillful with his hands, expressing his talents. His enjoyment was woodworking and art, which he was highly creative in making bird houses, crosses and wooden toys.

Dan is survived by his mother, Linda Maxwell Minnix, of Niles; his daughter, Sierra Minnix (Heath) White, of Mishawaka; and a sister, Valerie Minnix (Frank) Pompa, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Family who have preceded him in passing are his father, Daniel Sr., in 2009; his paternal grandparents, John and Mildred Vance; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Betty Maxwell and Eugene Eaton.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, there will be a family service at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 W. Main, St. Edwardsburg.

Family may come from 1 to 2 p.m.

Officiating will be Rev. Dan Miller, Pastor of Summit Church in Niles. Interment will follow at Adamsville Cemetery in the family grave lot.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to NAMI of St. Joseph County, P.O. Box 4474, South Bend, IN 46634-4474 or to Helping Hands of Cass County, P.O. Box 221, Cassopolis, MI 49031-0221.

Arrangements are by the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.