Obituaries » Robert “Nick” Minkler III,

The family will have an informal Celebration of Life for family and friends from 2:00 - 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the club house located in Jefferson Villas, 1434 Jefferson Way, Forest, VA 24551. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or American Cancer Society in Nick’s memory.

Robert “Nick” Minkler III,

April 3, 1945 - May 10, 2022

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Robert “Nick” Minkler III, 77, of Forest, VA passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Born in Schenectady, NY on April 3, 1945, he was the son of the late Robert Minkler II and Cora Mae Minkler. He is survived by his wife, Janice Minkler, to whom he was married for fifty years.

In addition to his wife, Nick is survived by his daughter, Wendy K. Deitrick and her husband Joe; two granddaughters, Emily K. Deitrick and Reagan L. Deitrick; son Michael R. Minkler and his wife Pamela; two grandsons, Mason R. Minkler and Jameson G. Minkler. He is also survived by one sister, Cathy L. Lequin and her husband Jerry, and several nieces and nephews.

Nick graduated from Indiana University with a degree in economics and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. He was retired engineer from BWXT, was a member of New London Golf Course, and an avid sports fan.

The family will have an informal Celebration of Life for family and friends from 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the club house located in Jefferson Villas, 1434 Jefferson Way, Forest, VA 24551.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or American Cancer Society in Nick’s memory.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Janice and family, So sorry to hear about the passing of Nick. He was cheerful and cooperative during the working years. He will be missed.

Posted by John Healy on May 16, 2022

I’m gonna miss Uncle Nicks sarcasm and picking on me and Lauren. Being called Uncle Nick Jr. has always been a pleasure and I’ll keep it going by always being the goofball in the room. Love you Aunt Janice and Memere.

Posted by Lance on May 13, 2022

I’m gonna miss Uncle Nicks sarcasm and picking on me and Lauren. Being called Uncle Nick Jr. has always been a pleasure and I’ll keep it going by always being the goofball in the room. Love you Aunt Janice and Memere.

Posted by Lance on May 13, 2022

Janice, Wendy & Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. What a treasure Nick was and such a joy to be around - know you will miss him deeply but what wonderful memories you must all have of him.

Posted by Sandi Codrea on May 13, 2022

Wendy I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayer. Henry & Joan Smith

Posted by Joan & Henry Smith on May 12, 2022

Dear Minkler & Lequin Families, We were so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I’m sure all the great memories you have shared will help make this time a little more bearable. With love & sympathy, The Goodwin Family

Posted by Michelle Goodwin on May 12, 2022

Dear Janice and family and Cathy and Jerry Lequin, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time. Nick is at peace now. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Posted by The Breton Family on May 12, 2022

Dear Janice and Family and Jerry and Cathy Lequin and family….. My very deepest to all of you with Nick’s passing! It was such a shock to have it all happen so fast- I’m sure it’s surreal!! They say not to l learn how to live without your loved one- but to live on with their beautiful memories! Love, Pauline

Posted by Pauline Antil on May 11, 2022

I’m sure going to miss my cornhole partner! Many years of fierce competitions while holding a cold beer we never lost a match. If there’s a Cornhole HOF in heaven you will be a first vote shoe in. Thanks for being Emily and Reagan’s #1 fan!!

Posted by Joe on May 11, 2022

I’m sure going to miss my cornhole partner! Many years of fierce competitions while holding a cold beer we never lost a match. If there’s a Cornhole HOF in heaven you will be a first vote shoe in. Thanks for being Emily and Reagan’s #1 fan!!

Posted by Joe on May 11, 2022

Never thought I would ever say this but……..I will miss your teasing Nicky. I love you and I well always remember our fun times and travel adventures with you, Janice, Jerry and I. Jerry and I will carry on in your honor by placing $2 on the 6-5 exacta whenever we go to the “track”. ❤️

Posted by Cathy on May 11, 2022

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