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Quernheim Funeral Home
Thursday March 31st, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Friday April 1st, 2022
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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Friday April 1st, 2022

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Frederick A. Meister

Frederick A. Meister, 93, of Waterloo, Illinois, died March 27, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. He was born November 4, 1928, in St. Louis, MO.

    He is survived by his children Heidi (Steve) Notheisen, Wendy (Richard) Juenger and Ross Meister; grandchildren Drew Notheisen, Brad (Christina) Notheisen, Maeve (Wes Abernatha) Juenger and Leah (Jason Petry) Juenger.

    Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Edith (nee Law); his parents Frederick and Alvera Meister nee Schilling; brothers and their spouses  Vernon (Ruth) Meister and Willard (Doris) Meister; sister and her spouse Florence (Milton) Mueller; sister-In-law and her spouse Florence (Louis ‘Burr’) Schiemer.

    After graduating from Valmeyer High School, Fred served in the USAF serving in the Philippines and eventually in the Korean War. Fred served as a combat photographer of the War and received numerous awards for Meritorious Achievement. After his discharge he was employed by the Defense Mapping Agency in the field of photography.
    Fred was a long time member of St. Paul UCC in Waterloo, a founding member of the Waterloo Lions, 66 year member of the Morris Lodge, 70 year member of American Legion Post 901 of Valmeyer and former member of the Waterloo Country Club.
    Fred loved to travel, serving his community, gardening, fishing and golfing.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Shriner's Hospital or Donor's Choice

    3 PM to 7 PM Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Friday at St. Paul United Church of Christ

    10 AM Friday, April 1, 2022 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, IL
        Rev. Jeff McCarn officiating
    Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Fred was one of my favorite people, always. We carpooled to work for several years and remained friends ever since. I will always remember his unconditional kindness and his contagious smile. May God now reward him for a life well lived.

Mary Farley Apr 1 2022 4:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frederick Meister

Debbie Wappel Mar 31 2022 5:22 PM

Heidi, Wendy & Ross - Our sympathies to you and your families. We are thinking of you and keeping the happy thoughts of your Dad in our minds. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

Kent and Karen Meister Mar 31 2022 9:04 AM

So sorry for you loss, Ross. Prayers for you and your family.

Albert and Kathy Brewer Mar 29 2022 1:05 PM

Very sorry for your loss.

Patti Smith Mar 29 2022 9:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frederick Meister

Tracy Scheibe Mar 28 2022 7:50 PM

RIP Fred, you will be missed in church. Thank you for your service to our country!

Roger Osterhage Mar 28 2022 5:16 PM

So sorry for your loss.
God bless you and your family.


Glen Brandt Mar 28 2022 4:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frederick Meister

Rita Mosbacher Biffar Mar 28 2022 4:01 PM

You will be missed Fred. Rest In Peace Friend.

Kimberly Mar 28 2022 1:13 PM

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