William "Bill" Mincks was born on his mother's 25th birthday on Jan. 28, 1928, near Centerville.
He graduated from Iowa State Teachers College, where he met and married Donna Fink, "the love of his life." He worked at Deere's from 1951 to 1987, when he retired.
They have two daughters, Susan Pitcher of Kansas City, and Jane Turner of Des Moines, two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Bill and Donna reside at 303 Iris Drive, Cedar Falls. Bill is observing his 90th birthday with a family dinner.