George Mindel

George William (Bill) Mindel, age 85, of Goetzville, MI, died September 9, 2020 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

Bill was born on December 14, 1934, in Petoskey, MI, the son of Frank and Ruby Mindel. He went on to meet and marry Edna Lorraine Kaufman in 1951. The couple moved to Wayne, MI where they raised their four children.

After moving to Wayne, Bill worked for General Motors Hydramatic Division. He was active in the union and ran for union vice-president. He later worked for the Kelsey Hayes Plant until his retirement in 1996. After the death of his wife, he moved to Goetzville. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid historian.

Bill is survived by three children; his son, Thomas (Laura) Mindel, and two daughters, Lorraine (Doug) Koeble, and Elaine Mindel; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce (James) Bruce, and Patricia (Allen) Dull.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his don Dale H. Mindel.

A graveside service will be held in October at the Bliss Township Cemetery in Levering, MI with a memorial dinner to follow.

R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford, Michigan is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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