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Willard A. Meister

August 22, 1925 — January 22, 2017

Willard A.  Meister, 91, of Waterloo, Illinois, died January 22, 2017, in Red Bud, IL. He was born August 22, 1925, in E. St. Louis, IL.

    He is survived by his wife Doris L. Meister (nee Hesterberg); children Deborah L. (Bob) Barnes, Kent V. (Karen) Meister, and Pamela R. (Terry) Rippelmeyer; grandchildren Jesse (Jamie) Barnes, Amanda (Sean) Frenick, Joshua Rippelmeyer, Kate (Tanner) Springer, Eric Meister, Tristan (Karen) Rippelmeyer, and Margret Rippelmeyer; great grandchildren Tyler  Barnes, Grayson  Frenick, Dane Barnes, Kamryn Barnes, Coen Frenick, Deacon Springer, Harper Rippelmeyer, Ryker Springer, Zara  Rippelmeyer, Caylum Springer; brothers Frederick Meister and Vernon (Ruth) Meister; sisters-in-law;nieces; nephews; and cousins.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Fred H. & Alvera (nee Schilling) Meister; a sister Florence Mueller; brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law.

    He was a member of St. John UCC - Maeystown; served on the board of the Monroe County Farm Bureau; Mon Clair Grain Board; the 911 Board from 1988-2003; Maeystown Civic Association; St. John Maher Trust Board; Maeystown Sportsmans Club Board; St. John Consistory (1981-1984)(President 1982 and 1983); Monroe County Board of Commissioners 1986-1990; Fountain Water DistrictBoard; a past member of Waterloo Lions Club; and a US Army Veteran.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. John Church - Maeystown

    4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Wednesday 

    10 AM Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown, IL
        Pastor Patrick Poole officiating
     at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown, IL

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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320 Covington Dr, Waterloo, IL 62298

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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