Matthew Minzghor Jr


Matthew Minzghor Jr
March 20, 1941 - Dec. 6, 2011

Matthew Nicholas Minzghor Jr. of Walla Walla passed away Dec. 6, 2011, at Milton Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 70.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew Nicholas Minzghor Jr. Memorial Fund through the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Matthew Minzghor was born on March 20, 1941,in Cass Lake, Minn. He was the son of Matthew N. Minzghor Sr. and Edwina Brown Minzghor. He married Karen McClanahan but later divorced. They had two children, Teresa Austin and Nick Minzghor.

Matt enjoyed the outdoors, especially landscaping and fishing. Other interests were playing pool, card games and listening to country music.

He is survived by his former wife, Karen Minzghor of Walla Walla; his daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Todd Austin of Waitsburg; son, Nick Minzghor of Walla Walla; four grandchildren, Cody and Alexis Austin, Mike Marvin and Kadeshia Minzghor; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine and Gilbert Cunningham of Walla Walla, Edith and Ed Kienolz of Waverly, Minn., Ester Haderlie of Salt Lake City, Utah, Eileene and Roy Barkley of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Evelyn Mabey of Logan, Utah; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Matt was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Edwina Minzghor Sr.; two brothers, Kenneth and Harry Minzghor; and one niece, Brenda Cunningham.


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