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Eric G. Minkes

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Date published: 3/6/2014

Eric G. Minkes

Eric George Minkes, 64, of Richardsville passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Eric was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He enjoyed John Deere tractors and lighthouses. He patriotically served his country in the U.S. Air Force and dedicated his entire adult life to defending his country.

Eric is survived by his wife of 20 years, Daniela; a daughter, Megan Rose Minkes of Fairfax; three sons, Eric Jan Minkes of California, Trevor Michael Fare and his wife, Liz, of Orange County and Ryan James Fare and his wife, Lindsay, of Culpeper; one brother, Donald Vonk; two sisters, Marilynn Cripps and Susie Buyers; three grandchildren, Mason James Fare, Declan Carter Fare and Averyn Elise Fare; a grandpuppy, Crash; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eric was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and June Minkes; and his nephew, Anthony Bracaloni.

Eric's family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 7, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel-Cremation Service, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg. A funeral will begin at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Denise Vogt officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Eric's family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in his name to a local SPCA chapter.

Online condolences may be expressed to Eric's family at foundandsons.com.