Althea J. Minier


Althea J. Minier, 93, of Montoursville, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 24, 1923, in Flint, Mich, she was a daughter of the late Brady and Hazel (Shaw) Zerbe. She married the late Charles J. Minier, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1983.

Althea graduated from Bloomsburg University, after that she joined Army Nurse Corps. After her time of service she continued her career as a nurse, retiring from Lysock View in 1983. Althea enjoyed gardening, reading, eating out, and traveling, where she managed to lose something on every trip.

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Wanda) Costain, of Littlestown, David (Diana) Minier, of Glen Burnie, Md. and Daniel Minier of Alameda, Calif.; six grandchildren, Tina Costain, of Broomfield, Colo., Valerie Costain, of Broomfield, Colo., Jessica Costain, of Littlestown, and Marie, DeeDee, and Steve Drummer, all of Glen Burnie, Md.; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Elsie Tass, Paul Zerbe, Donna Kirkner.

In keeping with Althea’s wishes, service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at