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First Baptist Church - Waterloo
Tuesday January 24th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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St. John UCC - Maeystown
Wednesday January 25th, 2017

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Willard A. Meister

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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My condolences to the Meister family. I knew Williard from the Lions Club. He was a good man and a good Lion.

Lion Larry McGuire Jan 27 2017 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies are with you all.

John & Crystal Farris Jan 24 2017 12:00 AM

Doris, Deborah, Kent, Pamela, and families:

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy,
The Matthews

Doris (Koch) Matthews and Family Jan 24 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 23 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Doris. My sister Grace died last year on January 20. Thinking of you in this time of loss.

Bonnie Dashner Van Pelt Jan 23 2017 12:00 AM

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