Ruby Minert


Ruby Faye Minert, 91, widow of Great Plains Conference clergy. Born January 4, 1934; died March 25, 2023.

She married James L. Junge, a pilot and captain in the U.S Air Force, in 1954; he died in a plane crash in 1959 while on active duty. 

She married Rev. John Minert in 1989. He served former Nebraska Conference churches in Malcom, Hooper-Bethel, Wausa, Minden and Lincoln Christ UMCs until his retirement in 1995. He died Sept. 14, 2007.

Survivors include her children, Jolanda J. Junge, Jennifer J. (Russ) Meradith Obermier, J. James Junge (Patty Hand), Jeffrey J. Meradith (Kim Hirschfeld), stepchildren Gina (Robert) Minert Egenberger,  Rex (Gayle) Minert, Michael (Lori) Minert; 21 grandchildren and spouses, and 17 great grandchildren.'

Services were March 30 at Lincoln Aldersgate UMC. Memorials may be given to Aldersgate Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, or as designated by the family.

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