Andy Minihan

October 23, 1969 - March 13, 2021

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at St Dominic’s.  A prayer service and rosary will begin at 7 p.m.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 19 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Canton, SD. 

Livestream: Click here

       Andy Minihan, age 51, died suddenly, Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Canton, SD.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 19 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Canton, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at St Dominic’s.  A prayer service and rosary will begin at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established for his boys at Security Savings Bank P.O. Box 125 Canton, SD 57013.  A link to the livestream of his service can be found at www.andersonandsonsfh.com

          Andy was born on October 23, 1969 in Canton, SD to William and Patricia (Dougherty) Minihan.  He grew up in Canton, graduating from Canton High School in 1988.  He then attended SDSU, USD and NSU.  He married Holly Spear on April 17, 1998.  To this union, Patrick, Garrett, and Marshall were born.  Through the years, Andy worked for the Sioux Falls Police Department, Beresford Police Department, ran his own security firm, and was currently the Union County Emergency Manager.

          Andy’s sons were his pride and joy. He cherished time spent with them and loved going to their activities, raising 4-H livestock, and attending the state fair.  He was everyone’s favorite uncle and will be remembered for his smile, movie knowledge, and ability to talk with anyone.  He also enjoyed music, following the Jack Rabbits, and traveling to Elkader, IA to visit relatives.

          Grateful for sharing his life are his 3 boys, Patrick, Garrett (Natalie Van Wyhe), and Marshall; siblings, Erin McCarty, Sioux Falls, SD, Mike (Theresa), Blue Rapids, KS, Pat (Missy), Canton, SD, Tim (Valerie), Sturgis, SD, and Molly Minihan, Canton, SD; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim; brother-in-law, Shawn McCarty; and nieces, Jennie and Claire Minihan.

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  1. Sandra H on March 14, 2021 said:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to Andy’s Family. My heart aches to hear such sad news of Andy’s passing. Andy was one of our best security officers at our Sioux Falls retirement community. Andy was such a gentleman and kind soul. He will be greatly missed!

  2. Gregory Tschakert on March 14, 2021 said:

    I was very sorry to hear of Andy’s death. When I was pastor at St. Dominic, I really appreciated Andy and his boys. There was something very wholesome and real about their family life that I found admirable. May he rest in peace.

    Father Tschakert

  3. Karen McEntee on March 14, 2021 said:

    Andrew Thomas Minihan, I love you & miss you already. Rest easy & enjoy Jesus & your family in Heaven. My prayers & deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Minihan family. Andy was one of my best friends and there will never be another who compares. He was & is so special. I am extremely grateful for him l. I love you all dearly. God rest Andy’s soul & God bless your family.

  4. Karen McEntee on March 14, 2021 said:

    Andrew Thomas Minihan, I love you & miss you already. Rest easy & enjoy Jesus & your family in Heaven. My prayers & deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Minihan family. Andy was one of my best friends and there will never be another who compares. He was & is so special. I am extremely grateful for him. I love you all dearly. God rest Andy’s soul & God bless your family.

  5. Swier Family on March 14, 2021 said:

    Prayers for all family and friends. Andy was a wonderful man and great father. Gone way to soon. RIP Andy

  6. Nicole on March 15, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry for your loss !! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you-

  7. Paul Thomson on March 15, 2021 said:

    Andy will be missed by those of us that knew him in Emergency Management .
    My condolences to all of his family and all of his friends.
    Paul Thomson
    Lawrence County Emergency Management

  8. Gena Clounch on March 15, 2021 said:

    Mike, Theresa and family,
    Sending heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Andy. Thinking of you.

  9. Christie Noriega on March 15, 2021 said:

    Missy and Family,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Rod Rhead on March 15, 2021 said:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Andy. Always enjoyed talking to him at different functions. He will really be missed.

  11. Jeff and Michelle Hill on March 15, 2021 said:

    Mike, Theresa and family-
    Our deepest condolences. Sending comfort and prayers to you and all of your family. We always enjoyed hearing the wonderful stories as they related to Andy and your family. May those precious memories bring you peace.

  12. Brad & Diana Thomas on March 15, 2021 said:

    We are so sorry 😢 our prayers are with you all

  13. Fr. Joe Forcelle on March 15, 2021 said:

    When someone younger like Andy passes, it seems like it’s out of sync and hard to understand. As people of faith we firmly believe that he is now with God in heaven and with his deceased family members, enjoying the light of Jesus Christ. Rest in peace, Andy!

  14. Amber N. Lounsbery on March 15, 2021 said:

    Damn. This is hard news from The Lounsbery’s. We were blessed to have you through the years as a 4Her then a 4-H parent and volunteer. You knew all the goings on in the county and were the best in our corner. You believed in Lincoln County 4-H and it showed. We will miss the next few years showing hogs along side Marshall as we have the other boys over the years and will always cherish your friendship.

  15. Tami Rikansrud on March 15, 2021 said:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Minihan family. He is in such a perfect place.

  16. Melody Thomas on March 15, 2021 said:

    So sorry for your loss.He was always a great guy.

  17. Bud Roebuck on March 15, 2021 said:

    Oh my!!!! This is some very hard news!! I haven’t seen Andy in years, but it seems like yesterday the laughs and fun we had when we were together with the Russ Swanson clan!!!! Prayers to All!!!

  18. Jeff McCranie on March 16, 2021 said:

    My condolences to the family.

    To contribute to the fund at Security Savings Bank, the best way is to mail a check to them with a note of “Andy Minihan Memorial”.
    Their address is:
    Security Savings Bank
    P.O. Box 125
    Canton, SD 57013

  19. Dean and Arla Albertsen on March 16, 2021 said:

    YOUR FAMILY IS IN OUR PRAYERS

  20. Patrick Gerdes on March 16, 2021 said:

    So sorry to hear this. I have worked with Andy on many trainings as an Emergency Manager for several years. Always enjoyed having him in class and hearing about happenings in his area. Thoughts go out to the family.

  21. Carole Ann Boyer on March 16, 2021 said:

    Andy sounds like a truly wonderful person who was loved by many people and will be missed greatly. My heartfelt condolences to the Minihan family and friends.

  22. Deonne Decker on March 16, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Andy always brought laughter wherever he went.

  23. bruce olson on March 16, 2021 said:

    My deep condolences to the family of minihan famly and holly. he will be deeply missed.

  24. Tom and Shelly Kleinvachter on March 16, 2021 said:

    Shelly and I are very sorry for your loss. I worked with Andy a long time ago.

  25. Nancy Pinckney on March 17, 2021 said:

    Thinking of you all during this very sad time. Andy was a great father, brother, uncle, son and cousin. He will be greatly missed! Hugs and prayers especially to his boys. Until we meet again.

  26. Michel Mulloy on March 17, 2021 said:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I will pray for Andy and you. I know Tim. God bless you in this journey.

  27. Marc and Lisa Bogue on March 17, 2021 said:

    We knew Andy a life time through 4-H and his time with the Beresford Police Department. I remember that he would stop by our office just to say hi and talk. His positive attitude and humor always made me smile.
    May God bless the Minihan family during this time of loss. Andy will truly be missed by all of us who knew him.

  28. Lynn Short on March 17, 2021 said:

    I am so sorry to hear that Andy passed. I think back to the days of Music Towne, Andy spent a lot of time there, and of course I saw him often at the “Garden”. He will be missed. God bless you all.

  29. Russ Aslesen on March 17, 2021 said:

    Thoughts and prayers from Russ Ozzy Aslesen and family. Will always remember Andy being apart of the Blue Thunder with us.

  30. Wilma Romereim on March 17, 2021 said:

    Andy always had time to stop and talk, share a laugh or two.May his memory be a blessing.

  31. Julie Torgerson Ritter on March 18, 2021 said:

    Andy was truly one of the kindest souls! No matter how many years it had been since I had seen him, he acted like it was just yesterday and always welcomed me with a huge smile and a big hug! I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you! May your memories of the joy he brought in your life bring you some peace during this time.

  32. Tonya Bechtold on March 18, 2021 said:

    I got to know Andy when we were both working at the University of Sioux Falls some years back. He was always there to lend an ear and to offer good advice. I just read Russ Swanson’s tribute to him on FB; I had no idea that Andy was such a card! I wish I’d gotten to know him better. The world is a lesser place without him in it. I’m so sorry for your great loss …..

  33. Lynn & Todd Nyhus on March 18, 2021 said:

    Andy was a great guy who always had a smile on his face and could always make me laugh. Good memories of working with him at the Sioux Falls P.D. Rest In Peace My Brother, God received a wonderful Angel in Heaven. God Bless

  34. Glenn Muller on March 18, 2021 said:

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Andy Minihan. This is beyond words of comfort and caring…a gentle wish for peace. The Muller’s

  35. Linda Bierschbach Halbur on March 18, 2021 said:

    Minihan family, I am SO sorry to hear about Andy’s loss. I have such fond memories of all the amazing Minihan clan. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Prayers for comfort.

  36. Tim Bartling on March 19, 2021 said:

    One of the nicest people that i grew up with. RIP ANDY and GOD BLESS . My prayers to the whole Minihan family.

  37. Richard & Connie Bogue on March 19, 2021 said:

    Dear Minihan Family,
    How we wish we could have been with you last night and with you this morning to hug you and tell you how special Andy was to us. We will always be looking for his red pick-up to be parked outside Grand Living at Lake Lorraine on the nights he was here to provide security. We always thanked him for taking care of us and we truly meant it. We talked over our balcony, met him at the front desk or sent texts. His last text was March 8th.
    He was so proud of his sons and was a great Dad. As friends, we were so blessed to know him. We will miss you Andy. Our prayers and love to all the Minihan Family.

  38. Jennifer DeJong Buchholtz & Family on March 19, 2021 said:

    I have known Andy since the birth of at least one of his sons. My children & I have great memories of him and his boys. He always had a smile. He made time to visit and really listen to everything you said. As prior members of St Dominic, we admired his faith. In this time of grief, let God comfort you. Know that Andy is with him now. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  39. Racheal Clay on March 26, 2021 said:

    Our deepest sympathies to your family, we’ve known each other since childhood. Between church and riding the bus as kids and pizza hut pretty our whole lives. Andy was a great guy and will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts are with your family I wish I would have seen this in time to come on Thursday night.