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Pamela J. Minnaert, 55, of Geneseo, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 at Hammond-Henry Skilled Care Unit, Geneseo. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo. Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Pam will be from 4-7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Pamela Minnaert Memorial Fund.
Pam was born on May 10, 1955 in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Arlyn & Carol (Anderson) Eyrich. She was a 1973 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School. Pam was united in marriage to David "Rebo" Minnaert. She was a waitress for 27 years at the former Deck Plaza Restaurant, Geneseo and later at The Cellar Restaurant, Geneseo, for several years. Pam enjoyed her Tuesday night wine parties with her friends for the last several years. She also loved making everyone's birthday very special and decorating and dressing up for Halloween.
Survivors include her son Brad Minnaert, San Diego, CA; her mother Carol Eyrich, Geneseo, two sisters and spouse Cheryl & Jack Nowers, Prophetstown, IL, Lynn Eyrich & friend Shawn Bauer, LaSalle, IL; a brother and spouse Bryan & Amy Eyrich, Glen Ellyn, IL; three nieces Chelsea, Nora & Emma; two nephews James and Toby, and a special friend Darrell Wexell, Geneseo, IL.
Pam was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.