Joseph “Joe” Minnehan, 52, passed away at his home April 26, 2018 after a long battle with mental illness.

Joe was born May 13, 1965 in Sioux City, Iowa. He was adopted by Paul and Leona Minnehan on May 18, 1965. He graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, Iowa. Joe attended Iowa State University where he met his wife Michelle. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Drake University. Joe worked in IT for many years, including the past five years where he worked in the IT department at Wells Fargo. Joe was an avid golfer and worked part-time at West Grand Golf, a job he dearly loved. He was a long time member of Christ the King Catholic Church where he played piano at the 7:30 a.m. mass for many years.

Joe is survived by his wife of 25 years, Michelle; daughters, Sarah and Katie; birth mom, Sue Guarill Krebs; Luke and Kristine Krebs and family, Katie and Chris Morton and family; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Joseph; parents, Paul and Leona Minnehan; and Sue’s husband, Ed Krebs.

Although he had a difficult battle, we would like everyone to remember Joe for his great sense of humor, love of politics, passion for music, especially the Beatles, and his enthusiasm for golf and Iowa State basketball.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th Street, Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.

Suicide is not an easy subject to address. Joe’s family and friends want you to know there is help. Please reach out to your loved ones or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Memorial contributions may directed to the family for Sarah and Katie’s education fund.

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Service Details

Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
7:00 pm Vigil Service
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Friday, June 1, 2018
11:00 am
Christ the King Catholic Church
5711 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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