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John Archer Minkler

September 2, 1938 May 14, 2022
John Archer Minkler
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Obituary for John Archer Minkler

John Archer Minkler
September 2, 1938 – May 14, 2022

We honor the life and memory of a kind, loving, and thoughtful man.
Born in Everett, WA to Helen and J.H. “Hank” Minkler, John graduated from Oregon State university. He joined the U.S. Air Force and his tours included 111 combat missions over Vietnam. John also served for 8 years as Airfield Manager at Travis AFB, CA.
After his retirement as a LtCol, John worked as an Airport Manager, and then as an Airport Executive and Security Administrator for the Sacramento County Department of Airports.
Sailing his sailboat on San Francisco Bay was one of John’s favorite activities. He also enjoyed singing, dancing, hiking, skiing, flying small planes, and handyman projects. John was the Facility Coordinator at Unity Church (Spiritual Center) for 15 years.
John is survived by his wife Gayle, and sons Scott and Douglas (wife Cathy). He is also survived by his sisters Anne Lee and Mary Lynne (Bill) Ball, brother Larry (Pam) Minkler, sister and brother-in-law Sharry and Larry Nelson, and numerous and nephews.
A committal service will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on July 20, 2022, at 9:30am followed by a Celebration of Life at Vacaville Unity Spiritual Center at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to donor’s favorite charity in John’s memory.

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Graveside

Wednesday

20

Jul

9:30 AM 7/20/2022 9:30:00 AM
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Service

Wednesday

20

Jul

11:00 AM 7/20/2022 11:00:00 AM
Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center

350 N. Orchard Ave.
Vacaville, CA 95688

Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center
350 N. Orchard Ave. Vacaville 95688 CA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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