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Edwin "Ed" Minkel, age 75, of Faribault and formerly of Janesville and St. Paul died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Craig Breimhorst, officiating. Interment will be at Janesville Cemetery, Janesville.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday for one half hour prior to the service.

Edwin, the son of Herbert and Edna (Gottschalk) Minkel was born on January 2, 1939 in Janesville. Ed grew up in Janesville and later moved to St. Paul. He moved to Faribault in 2001 and was employed by the Rice County Activity Center, Faribault.

He is survived by his aunt, Lois Gossman of Janesville; two uncles, Herbert Gottschalk of Janesville and Loren Gottschalk of Janesville; a sister in law, Barbara Minkel of Sultan, WA; nephews, Eugene, Glenn and Brian; cousins, Vericona Hoff of Arlington, Carl Benson of Janesville and Vernon Benson of Janesville; friends and caring staff at his home on Ravine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Ida; one brother, Gilbert “Gil” Minkel; three aunts, Gloria Gottschalk, Betty Gottschalk, Leona and Vern Collman.

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