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Obituary – James “Jim” Eugene Minshew

Jim Minshew

In Loving Memory

James “Jim”  Eugene Minshew

April 4, 1947 – May 22, 2021

James Eugene Minshew, 74, of Alpine, CA unexpectedly passed away at his home on May 22, 2021.  Jim was born April 4, 1947.  He grew up in Solana Beach, graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1965 and resided in Alpine, CA.

Jim began his business career as an ironworker at Hafer Steel quickly moving into an ownership position. In 1991, Jim founded Minshew Brothers Steel Construction and served as President and CEO until his passing.

Jim was an amazing and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  He was a big man with an easy smile, a big personality and an even bigger heart. He taught through his living example that hard work and honesty will always be rewarded.  He always said, ‘if you want something, go out and work for it’.  Jim’s handshake meant everything; it was his word and his bond.  If you met him, you loved him.

Jim loved well. He adored his wife Cheryl and loved his large extended family, hosting countless memorable events and celebrations over the years. He loved to get his hands dirty in the garden, fish with the kids, BBQ and spend time in Palm Springs with his wife at their vacation home. He was passionate about his work and his work family. Nobody appreciated and respected his hardworking employees more than Jim.

Jim was the 8th child of 12 to parents Charles Dee and Fannie Lois Minshew of Solana Beach.  Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl Minshew.  Sons Cory, Chad, Tom and daughters Katrina, Kris and Kari. He also had 9 grandchildren Savannah, Lawson, Sierra, Lane, Mason, Emilee, Kate, Sarah, Joshua and great grandson, Sawyer.  3 sisters Delores, Mitzi and Nancy as well as many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life to be held July 10, 2021. For more information, contact Minshew Bros Steel at 619-561-5700 or [email protected] .

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rady Children’s Hospital in memory of Jim Minshew.

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