Bryce Mink, 11, of Pine River, MN passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2023 at Minneapolis Childrens Hospital. Funeral Services for Bryce will be held on Saturday March 18, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Nazarene Church in Backus, MN. Friends and Family are invited to gather one hour prior to the start of the service at the church. Private family internment will follow.
Bryce was born to Westley and Gloria (Linn) Mink on April 15, 2011 in Brainerd, MN. He was in the 6th grade at Pine River-Backus school.
Bryce’s intelligence and clever personality was among one of his strongest traits. He was an Academic Star and sought to be on the honor roll every quarter. With his intelligence came some of the most witty and clever comments, bringing laughter and joy to his entire family. He was a happy boy, and his smile could brighten anyone’s day.
Bryce was a member of the Kind Kid’s Club and earned his place there. He was always the first to befriend a new student or help newcomers to Virtual Reality learn the ropes of Gorilla Tag, which is a game that he was a master of (if you know you know). Bryce was also a member of 4-H and helped with many service projects. He loved animals and showed care and kindness to all of them. He especially loved penguins, as you can see by the name of his YouTube channel: PenguinVR.
Another love that Bryce shared with his family was the love of travel. Bryce’s life may have been cut short, but he has seen and experienced so much. He loved to climb rocks everywhere he went. West Coast, East Coast, Canada, Mexico, Dominican, it didn’t matter, if there were rocks to climb, he was above us. He lived his short life to the fullest and took in every moment.
He is survived by his parents Westley and Gloria, his siblings Connor Mink and Julia Sexton, his grandparents Marion and Sandra Linn, grandmother Monika Mink, his nieces Gracelyn, Layla, and Oaklie, great grandparents Gloria Sawyer and Beverly Mink, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Bryce is preceded in death by his great grandfathers Edwin Sawyer and Adolf Mink, and his cousin Grant Sawyer.