Morris G. Meincke -- Lake City

Morris G. Meincke, 85, of Lake City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home.

Morris was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Mt. Pleasant Township in Wabasha County to John and Geraldine (Meyer) Meincke. Morris grew up on the family farm in Mt. Pleasant Township and attended school in Goodhue and Lake City. Morris married Arlis Thomforde Sept. 21, 1949 at St. Peter's Church Belvidere. They lived and farmed in Mt. Pleasant Township until retiring and moving to Lake City in 1986.

Morris was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City and served on the church council and St. John's School Board. He also served on the St. John's Cemetery Board for over 25 years. Morris also served on the Land O'Lakes board and Oak Center Creamery Board, Wabasha County ASC and Wabasha County Board of Adjustments. He was a charter member of the Lake City Lions Club.

After retiring from farming, Morris was a school bus driver for 19 years and he worked at Bushel & Peck, Flower Cottage and Ace Rental. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and a game of Euchre with his friends and relatives.

Morris is survived by his wife, Arlis; two daughters, Joanne Beltz of Lake City and LaVonne Schmidt of Lake City; a son, Ronald (Julie) Meincke of Lake City; seven grandchildren, Tracy Beltz, Derrick (Mandy) Beltz, Michael (Cassandra) Beltz, Holly Schmidt, Kelly Schmidt, Brandon Meincke, Ethan Meincke; and five great-grandchildren, McKenna Beltz, Macey Beltz, Stella Beltz, Zoey Beltz, Irelyn Hazelton; a brother, Richard (Lois) Meincke of Lake City; brother in-law, Roger Heise of Goodhue.

Morris was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Meincke; and a sister, Katherine Lutjen.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City with the Rev. Dennis Valleau officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel Lake City. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church.

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