Jack Minogue, 81, of Fredericktown died Monday, February 2 at Mercy-Jefferson Hospital in Crystal City. He resided at the Presbyterian Manor nursing facility in Farmington since May 29, 2013. Mr. Minogue was born July 13, 1933 in St. Louis, the son of Martin and Mary Ann (Brady) Minogue, who preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by his brother Emmett Minogue and grandson Justin Michael Minogue.
Mr. Minogue and his wife Nancy K. (James) Minogue, who survives, moved to rural Fredericktown in 2005, following his retirement in 2002. Also surviving are daughter Mary Ellen (Stan) Molenda of Imperial; son John (Barb) Minogue of Arnold; stepson Phillip (Bethanie) Berg of O’Fallon; five grandchildren; sister-in-law Peggy Minogue of St. Louis; one nephew; six nieces; and several cousins.
Mr. Minogue was a veteran, serving with the Navy during the Korean War. Following his years in the military, he worked for Royal Typewriter in St. Louis. Spending the majority of his adult and professional life in the Arnold/Imperial area of Jefferson County, he continued in the office supply, equipment, and repair field where he owned his own business for many years.
Jack was a 53 year member, and honorary life member of the American Legion Post 283 in Imperial, where he administrated and ran the post’s Bingo program for many years. He served as Post Commander from 1979-71, as Chef de Gare (regional commander) of the 40 and 8 Voiture 1321 during the 1970s, where he has been a member for 50 years. He was especially proud of his charity work through the Legion, including the Evergreen Children’s home in Dittmer, MO, the Post’s nursing home, and many others.
Funeral services were Feb. 9, at Kutis Funeral Home South County. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.