|Birth: ||May 10, 1899|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1990|
St. Louis County
The daughter of Morris Hoelzel and Selma Friedmann, "Minnie" married Jesse "Lee" Vint on 23 Jun 1924 at the Third Baptist Church in St. Louis (city), Missouri.
Lee made his living as a plumber while the Vints moved first to Oregon and Washington for two years, and then to Ohio for the next eight.
During this time, the family began taking in foster children, a few at a time. In total, they would eventually help raise seventeen children over the next two decades.
Minnie lost a baby in 1930, but gave birth to her only surviving child, a son, twelve months later. In 1934, the family moved to Baden, a town in St. Louis County, Missouri.
Following Lee's sudden and unexpected death in 1951, Minnie took a temporary job as a clerk at a department store. With her only son away in the U.S. Navy, she decided to put herself through nurse's training, despite never again driving a car after her husband's death.
Minnie began her career as an LPN at Bethesda Hospital in the city of St. Louis at the age of 55. She bought a small house near one of her brothers and a sister in northwest St. Louis County, and supported herself as a nurse for the next fifteen years until her retirement.
A life-long gardener, Minnie was well-known for her exceptional ability to make anything grow.
Minnie died of congestive heart failure following a series of strokes. She was 91 years, 3 months and 11 days old at the time of her death and was buried next to her husband on 24 Aug 1990.
Children: 2 sons.
Robert Lee Vint
Conrad Hoelzel (died in infancy)
George Moritz Hoelzel
Helmuth Emil "Elmer" Hoelzel
Rose Marie Hoelzel Eads
Katheryn Martha Hoelzel Killebrew
Carl Wilhelm Hoelzel
Frank Henry Hoelzel
Herman Julius Hoelzel
Moritz Bernhardt Hoelzel (1863 - 1912)
Selma Maria Friedmann Hoelzel (1865 - 1936)
Jesse Lee Vint (1897 - 1951)*
Robert Lee Vint (1930 - 1930)*
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New Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery
St. Louis County
Created by: Lynn Marie Vint
Record added: Jun 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38156619