Elmer Minch, 83, passed away on May 6, 2013 in his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was born January 6, 1930 in Gering, Nebraska. He moved his family to Arizona in 1964. He loved working on John Deere farm equipment and began a long career with Arizona Machinery Company. Elmer touched the lives of all who met him. He loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was actively involved in golf, reading, playing cards and volunteered his time being our all-around handyman. He is survived by his adored wife Dorothy of 61 years, son Jim (wife Sharon), son Gary (partner Susie), daughter Debbie, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, sisters Carolyn Nash, Lydia Becking and brother, Eddy. Memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, May 25th at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. Mark’s Sprinzl/Murphy Food Pantry or New Leaf/La Mesita.