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Bernard Meincke

October 18, 1928 — July 22, 2016

Funeral services for Bernard G. Meincke, age 87, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glenville.  Rev. David Efflandt will officiate. Interment will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Myrtle.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Bernard died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Bernard G. Meincke was born October 18, 1928 in Lake City, Minnesota, the son of Maynard and Henrietta (Stehr) Meincke.  He grew up and attended school in Lake City.  On November 9, 1949, he was united in marriage to Melba Will.  A farmer for many years, Bernard was a member of the Eagles Club of Albert Lea and volunteered with the Myrtle Fire Department.  He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and traveling in the motor home and on REA Trips, including some to Europe.  He also enjoyed dancing at the Eagles.

Bernard is survived by his wife of 66 years, Melba; daughter, Marcene (Tom) Gordon; son, Steve Meincke; granddaughter, Stacy (Jordan) Vollmer; grandsons, Ryan Meincke and Neil Meincke, and their mother, Karrie Butler; great-granddaughter, Katelyn Vollmer; sisters, Lorraine Hinsch, Marlene (Fritz) Nibbe, and Shirley Chenard; brother, Alvin (Linda) Meincke; nieces and nephews.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard and Henrietta; sister, Eunice Meincke; granddaughter, Glenda Gordon; niece, Susan Nibbe; and nephew, Neil Nibbe.

Memorials preferred to Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.
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