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Henry Meeske - May 05, 2011

Henry was born Nov. 6, 1913, to August F. and Clara M. (Greim) Meeske at the family farm near Champion, Neb.
He attended school in the valley and graduated from the University of Nebraska Ag Farm Short Course in 1934.
On Aug. 27, 1939, he married Dorothy K. Popp at Emanuel Lutheran Church near Champion. They lived on a farm in the Champion valley where the couple farmed and raised cattle.
Henry was engaged in farming all his life and was a long-time member of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Nebraska Cattlemen and the Nebraska Wheat Grower’s Associations. He was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial.
Henry passed away early Saturday morning, April 30, 2011 at the Heritage Estates Care Facility in Gering, Neb. Henry was 97 years of age.
Survivors include son, Kenneth Meeske and wife, Ruby, of Paris, Texas; daughter, Alisa Rindels and husband, Dean, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; grandsons, Lloyd Meeske and wife, Lynette, Galen Meeske and wife, Audrey, Karl Meeske and wife, Karra, all of Champion, Levi Meeske of Atlanta, Ga., and Curtis Rindels of Boulder, Colo.; granddaughters, Gina Blocher of Kalispell, Mont. and Kara McCracken and husband, Shelby, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; numerous great-grandsons and great-granddaughters; sister, Leona (Meeske) Albin, of Foosland, Ill.; brother-in-law, Victor Gestring of Imperial, Neb.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy in 1991; daughter, Judy; son, Lloyd; and sisters, Pauline Meeske and Irene Gestring.
Funeral services for Henry Meeske will be held today, Thursday morning, May 5, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
Visitation was held Wednesday afternoon, May 4, 2011, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Funeral Home in Imperial.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Imperial Public Library or donor’s choice.
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Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.