James D. Minor

James D. Minor

James D. Minor


James D. Minor, 35, of Olin passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dawson Funeral Services in Olin. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. at Dawson Funeral Services. A Celebration of Life will follow his funeral service at Hammer’s Hideaway in Olin.

James Daniel was born on Oct. 1, 1986, in Iowa City, Iowa, to James “Jim” and Carlena (Petersen) Minor. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2005. On Dec. 2, 2006, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Anita Gonzalez, at Eden United Church in Cedar Rapids; they have been together for over 18 years. He faithfully and honorably served in the Iowa National Guard. James worked as a correctional officer at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting his guns and spending time with his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 16 years Anita; their children, Jayden, Tristan, Jemma and Ryker; his parents, Jim and Carlena Minor; maternal grandfather, Don (Carol) Petersen; two sisters, Amber Minor and Kristina (Brad) Dvorak; his adopted siblings, Ciera (David) Cavanagh, Kristina (Dan) Cable, Chelsie Minor, Alex Minor and Liz Minor; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Virgil and Hilda Minor; maternal grandmother, Betty (Dale) Johnston; and an uncle, Samuel Minor.

Memorials may be directed to his family in his honor. A Go Fund Me memorial has been established in his honor at https://gofund.me/ccae3ebf Online condolences may be left for his family at www.dawsonfuneral.com.

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