SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. – Ronald M. Miniat, the Chairman Emeritus of Miniat Family of Cos. Inc., passed away on Dec. 20 at the age of 89.

Miniat led all aspects of the family business including Ed Miniat LLC, a value-added, cooked meat manufacturer, located in South Holland, Illinois. He served as chairman of the board for 47 years before passing the torch to his son, David, in early 2018.

Ronald Miniat, (left) Chairman Emeritus, and David Miniat, Chairman of the Board.

“My father’s legacy of leadership, integrity, and genuine care for others is the foundation for our mantra, ‘Driven to Serve’,” David Miniat, CEO and chairman of the board said. “He set an example for many generations to come, never wavering in his dedication to the business. While his service to customers and loyalty to suppliers is well-known, he genuinely appreciated and loved the employees who make up the extended Miniat family.”

Miniat is survived by his five children, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.