Kenneth Meister

Kenneth Francis "Kenny" Meister

Wednesday, October 31st, 1928 - Friday, October 4th, 2019
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Kenneth F. Meister, 90, of Independence, Iowa and formerly of Tama, Iowa died Friday afternoon, October 4, 2019 in his home in Independence, IA.

Ken was born on October 31, 1928 in Manchester, Iowa the son of Carl H. and Mary Ann (Penny) Meister. He was raised in Independence, IA where he graduated from St. John’s Catholic Schools in 1949. He served in the Korean Conflict with the US Navy from October 4, 1950 to his discharge on July 27, 1954. He returned to Independence, IA where he became employed with the Mental Health Institute. He married Barbara J. Stover in 1958 and the couple divorced in 1964, at which time he moved Tama, IA, where became employed as a Lineman with the IBEW Local and worked throughout the Midwest servicing High Lines. Ken returned to Independence, Iowa in the early 1990’s.

He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the VFW, and a past president of the Eagles in Tama, IA.

Ken is survived by four daughters; Dolores (Wayne) Hollenkamp, Mora, MN, Christina Wessels, Mary Meister, and Kathy Meister all of Independence, IA. Seventeen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter; Judi Meister, two sisters; Mildred Callahan and Thelma Becker, and four brothers; Dale, Hubert, Don, and Harold Meister.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
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    Rosary at 3 PM Parish Vigil Service at 6:30 PM Military Memorial Service at 7 PM
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Winthrop
    555 1st St. South
    WINTHROP, IA 50682
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    Rev. David Beckman
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
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  • Reception

    St. Patrick's Parish Center
    554 1st St S.
    Withrop, IA 50682
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Dixie Hansen

Posted at 05:51pm
I didn't know Kenneth but I have known his children (Chris, Kathy, & Judy along with their families) for years. Prayers for Christin Wessel, Kathy Meister and all who loved him.

Christine Keeling

Posted at 02:33pm
I am very honored to be a part of Kenny's life for a short time and take care of him. He was a funny, considerate gentleman. He will be sorely missed by all.
Chris K, RN BSN
Waterloo VNA

Kathy Holt

Posted at 08:59am
Chris and family- so sorry to hear about your dad! Cherish your great memories- thoughts and prayers in days ahead!
Kathy Holt

Karla Mills

Posted at 09:36am
Kathy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.

Rosemary Millard

Posted at 06:58pm
Condolences to you Mary and your family.
Will miss seeing your dad at church. He always had a smile when you would Hi to him on Sunday. Savor your memories.
Rosemary & LaVern Millard

Linda Moore Posted at 11:58pm

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad..if you need anything please ask...Linda moore

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