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Obituary of Minier J. Scadden

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Minier J. Scadden. He passed away Aug. 26, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Betty Scadden for 62 years.

He was a loving father of three, grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of seven.

He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, raised in Minnesota. At the young age of 17 he enlisted in the Army to serve in the Korean War, 1950-1953. Shortly thereafter, he met and married the love of his life, Betty. They moved to California, lived and worked there for over 40 years, building a life together and were surrounded by family and friends as they celebrated holidays, went camping, fishing and taking road trips.

Minier was a 55 year member of Local Union 377 of Ironworkers. He loved the thrill of walking the iron (this was before safety harnesses!!!) on bridges and highrise buildings in the bay area. As he became a master welder/ironworker, news of his talents spread and he was hand selected by the CIA to work on the now infamous Glomar Explorer.

Minier coached baseball and softball in the Moreland leagues for over 15 years. He was an avid golfer, storyteller, and craftsman.

He and his wife Betty were members of Twin Cities Church.

Minier is survived by his wife Betty; his son Dave (Valerie); and daughter Korrina (Rich) Boots.

Their daughter Debbie preceded him in death on May 21, 2016.

His was an active and exciting life, but quietly lived. We weep for his passing while heaven rejoices at his arrival. He was a treasured friend who will be missed by many.

Please join us for a celebration of his life on Sept. 25, 2016, Lake Wildwood at Commodore Park at 1 p.m.


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