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Earl Meinen

November 10, 1930 — July 7, 2018

Earl Arthur Meinen, 87, of Cedar Grove, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls. Earl was born on November 10, 1930, in the Town of Holland, to Arthur and Emily (Meylink) Meinen. He was a graduate of Cedar Grove High School in 1948. On September 9, 1955, Earl married Frances Hyink in Cedar Grove. Earl served his country in the United States Army. Earl was a mason and a business partner at Cedar Grove Block and Construction until his retirement Earl was a founding member of Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, where he served as treasurer and deacon and sang in the church choir. Earl enjoyed fishing, bowling, doing puzzles, vacations to Florida, bus trips with friends, going to the Fireside Dinner Theater and he loved to tinker. Earl is survived by his wife, Frances Meinen of Cedar Grove; daughter, Susan Mulder of Kalamazoo, MI; two sons, Gil (Julie) Meinen, and Ward (Debbie) Meinen both of Cedar Grove; seven grandchildren, Bret (Heidi) Meinen, Katie (Michael) Lubbert, Chad (Megan) Mulder, Molly (Drew) Schuelke, Jessica (Marcus) Buehler, Courtney Mulder, and Erika Meinen; five great-grandchildren, Brianna and Connor Meinen, Greysen Lubbert, Everett Schuelke and Myla Jay Mulder; two sisters, Ruth Kruis, and Vera (Ray) Lammers; brother, Wayne (Muriel) Meinen; and five sister-in-laws, Delores Meinen, Delores Kappers, Charlene Dana, LaFayne Judson, and Rodell Riemersma. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Chester and Agnes Hyink; two brothers, Owen Meinen, and Robert (Lenore) Meinen; sister-in-law, Iris (Donald) Rauwerdink; four brothers-in-law, Eugene Kappers, Gordy Dana, Irv Judson, and Andrew Riemersma. A memorial service to celebrate Earl's life will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 6pm at Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove with Rev. Ronald Sanford officiating. An inurnment will be at Union Cemetery. Relatives and friends may greet the family at Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 3pm until the time of service at 6pm.  A memorial fund is being established in his name for Pine Haven Christian Home and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and countless volunteers of both Pine Haven Christian Home and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Dr. Hancock and his staff for all their care and compassion they gave to Earl. For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfh.com.  The Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Meinen family with arrangements.

Visitation

Friday, July 13, 2018 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Faith Reformed Church
243 South Fourth Street Cedar Grove 53013, United States
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