He was born in Perry County, IN on September 5, 1923 to Tom and Ada (Fuchs) Minto.
Chris was a WWII Army veteran serving in the Philippines. He trained as a paratrooper and arrived in Japan on his birthday in 1945. He was a lifelong member of the VFW Post 2939, the American Legion Post 213, and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was the owner of Minto’s Market in Tell City for 21 years. Chris also loved his 1960 Impala and was a member of the Impala Club.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eleanor (Tippin) Minto, a daughter: Lou Ann (Marty) Backer of Rocky Point, IN, and grandchildren: Emily (Rusty Podbelski) Backer of Indianapolis, IN and Tony (Brittany) Backer of Greenwood, IN.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Doris Fielder and brothers: Tommy and Paul Minto.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM CST on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home with Morris Tippen officiating. Burial will follow in Log Church Cemetery, Cannelton. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00-7:00PM and Tuesday 8:30-9:30 AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry County Community Foundation and the Perry County Animal Shelter.