Ted passed on to his spiritual life peacefully on January 1, 2017, held in the loving arms of family members.  He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 26, 1944, to Edward and Pauline Minnick, who preceded him in death, as well as his son, Shawn.

Family was always first with Ted and he enjoyed sharing many special times with them and numerous friends golfing, snowmobiling, bowling, hunting, traveling, and fishing.  He was a lifelong Spartan and was employed by Michigan State University for 42 years.

Ted is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Francine; sons, Kim (Jill), Matt (Rachel), Nick (Jeannine), and Yuri (Darcy); and brother, Steve (Pat).  He dearly loved his grandchildren, Madeline, Valerie, Ben, Samantha, Anna, Siena, Wyatt, and Drew.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 955 Alton Rd., East Lansing.  His family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, with a Scripture Service held at 6:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Ingham County Animal Shelter in memory of Ted Minnick.  Online condolences may be left for his family at

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18 Messages to “Theodore G. “Ted” Minnick”

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    Kelly Moyer and Family Says:

    We are so sorry to hearing about Ted’s passing. Your family is in our prayers.

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    Joseph manas Says:

    I never met Ted but I fondly remember Martha M. From Tucson AZ. She was also a nice person /paraprofessional on my schoolbus. God bless.HELLO to pastor Fred Froman.

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    Tony and Katie Marl Says:

    Dear Fran and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. Tony and I remember him as such a warm and friendly man. What a wonderful family legacy he leaves behind! Please know that we are praying for you all. Praying for God’s peace, comfort, and healing. With love, Big Fran size hugs, and our deepest sympathy, Tony, Katie, and Boys

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