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“Sorry for your loss. Remember she in a better place and no more suffering. Jim Mink please contact me. Robert Young 4609 Greenridge Terrace...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Young - Austin, TX

“My dearest granny, I have the most wonderful memories and will always treasure them and share them. You were such xn inspiration and so glade that I...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Heather - Burlington

“To Pearl's Family ~ What an honor it was to know this incredible woman!! We are so thrilled that she participated in Senior Games for so many...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Anita Bowen - Lafayette, IN

“On a wonderful day in 1912 the good lord let loose on this plant a girl named Pearl. She touched so many lives and was loved by all who knew her. 100...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Mink - Bonita springs, FL

“WHAT A GOOD COOK.........A GREAT CARD PLAYER AND A WONDERFUL FRIEND. YOU WILL BE MISSED LOVE, JUEL HARRIS AND BOB SMITH ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: JUEL HARRIS - WEST LAFAYETTE, IN

“Love you Grandma! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mark and Donna Metzger - Chester, MD

“I had 67 wonderful years as your son,you were such a bright star, to me, and always there to support me. You will be missed by all who new you, and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Mink - Mother

“What a beautiful lady. I wish I had known her. My deepest sympathy to you, Bill, and your family. Diane Allen Plantenga ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Plantenga - Kokomo, IN

“Della Kochert and family, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I always remember all of you fondly referring to her as "Miinie Pearl". It sounds like she...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mike - IN

“I am so happy to have known such an amazing woman. I am grateful that my daughter is old enough to remember her great grandma and time spent with...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Buffie Vaught - Cochranville, PA

“Jim so sorry for your loss. I. Know it hard. I lost my mother 2 yrs ago. Lord be with you. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Nick Maddox - Silver City, NM

“Will miss Grandma! Love Nancy and Nathan ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy and Nathan Metzger - IN

“Love you always! ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Don & Theresa Swindle and the girls - IN


Pearl Louise (Christopher) Mink, 100, of Lafayette, passed away at the Mulberry Retirement Home in Mulberry, IN, at 7:05 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born July 28, 1912 in Battle Ground, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Della Cena Stewart Christopher.

She married Guy Edward Mink on May 10, 1934 in Lafayette and he preceded her in death in 1974. Pearl was a machine operator for Duncan Electric, retiring in 1978. She enjoyed playing euchre, line dancing, bowling, aqua sizing, reading mysteries, and fishing with a cane pole.

Surviving are her three daughters: Margaret Metzger of Crown Point, Helen Senesac of Frankfort, and Della Kochert (husband, Roger) of Lafayette; two sons: William E. Mink (wife, Shari) of Bonita Springs, FL and James R. Mink (wife, Nancy) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; sister F. Dorothy Brower of Lafayette and brother Glen Thomas Christopher (wife, Betty) of Brazil, IN. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Everett Christopher and three sisters, infant Louise Christopher, Mary McGowan, and Ethel Paris.

Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Ernie D. Elder, Jr. officiating. Burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Area IV Senior Games. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com