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WILFORD FRED MEINKE

Service: St. John's Lutheran Church, Webster
  Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
   
Visitation: Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault - Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
  St. John's Church - Monday for one hour prior to the service

Wilford Meinke, age 85 of Webser died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Webster on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Donavon Riley, officiating. Interment will be at the St. Johnís Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 2 to 6 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the services on Monday

Wilford Fred, the son of Paul and Marie (Oldenberg) Meinke was born on September 14, 1927 in Webster. He married LaVer Matthees on November 21, 1948 in Fairhaven, MN, and she preceded him in death on August 27, 1977. Wilford was a lifelong farmer in the Webster area and he also was formerly employed by the Webster Co-Op. He loved his Sunday drives and anything sweet!

Wilford is survived by two children, Bruce Meinke of Faribault and Betty (and Douglas) Aabel of Delano; four grandchildren; two great grand-daughters; one sister Ella Halverson of Northfield; one sister-in-law, JoAnn Meinke of Webster; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVer; two siblings, Richard and Dorothy Meinke.


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Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: natalie watson
Email: dandnwatson@gmail.com
Date: Sunday March 31, 2013

Memories

So Sad. We moved to Webster not too long ago. Will was our favorite person. Every morning he would drive past our house to get the mail. We invited him to our house for the first time and he made plans with us to come over on March 21st at 5pm. He never showed up which was not like him. My husband drove to his house to make sure nothing had happened to him but he never answered any of his doors...so we decided he probably forgot. We were so hoping this wasn't the reason why! We were very much looking forward to getting to know him better. He was such a kind man and so sweet to our kids. He is in heaven now with his sweet Jesus.

Name: Ursula Tanner
Email: payton02@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday March 27, 2013

Memories

My fondest memory of Willie was eating dinner with him and his daughter Betty at the Ranchero on a Friday night for the Frog Legs. Also of his beautiful smile and his happy spirit.

Name: Loren Meinke
Email: nerolb@charter.net
Date: Saturday March 23, 2013

Memories

My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I have many fond memories of Will for many years. Some summers I would stay at my grandparents (Paulina and Bill Meinke) and we would sometimes visit with Will and the other family members. More recently I enjoyed seeing him again at the Degen's farm for an informal family reunion. An end of a generation - hugs to all. Loren Meinke Brainerd, MN

Name: Jan Driscoll
Email: djdriscoll@rushmore.com
Date: Saturday March 23, 2013

Memories

Dear Bruce,Betty, Brian, Brenda and Willy, Please accept our sympathies in losing your Dad and Grandpa. He was always so friendly and jovial to us. I know you loved him very much and that you have lots of fun memories. May those memories comfort you now. From Darin's parents Denny and Jan Driscoll

Name: Barbara Haak
Email: barbara.haak@sbcglobal.net
Date: Saturday March 23, 2013

Memories

Fond memories of Will... his smile, his humor, always making us feel welcome... Adore the Meinke family. So sorry to hear that he left. He and Rich will be together teasing everyone around them again creating new "Norwegian" jokes to make everyone double over and laugh. God Bless you Will.

Name: Peggy Madden
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Date: Friday March 22, 2013

Memories

Bruce I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Hope you'll be ok. Take care Peggy

Name: Peggy Madden
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Date: Friday March 22, 2013

Memories

Bruce I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Hope you'll be ok. Take care Peggy