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Louis Mel Meiners, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1926
Death: Feb. 15, 2008

COURIER JOURNAL OBITUARY - 02/16/2008
MEINERS - Louis "Mel," Sr., 81, of Louisville, entered eternal life on Friday, February 15, 2008 at Nazareth Home. He was an active member of St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, where he was instrumental in starting Eucharistic Adoration. He was a graduate of St. Elizabeth School and St. Meinrad Seminary. He was a loving husband and devoted father of 15 children and a retired employee of the Kroger Company. In his tireless efforts to support his large family, he also worked as a deputy sheriff, umpired ball games, ran paper routes and published the Catholic Directory. Our father was passionately devoted to honoring Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Every Saturday for 17 years, he prayerfully shared the Statue of Mary with Louisville families. He was an advocate for life, supporting the Pro Life Movement through the Louisville Right to Life Association. He was a recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award and the Schnitzelburg Citizen of the Year Award. He was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. Mel was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norma Jean Reasor Meiners; his parents, George and Christina Voll Meiners; two brothers; four sisters; his son, Dennis; and his grandsons, Kenneth Meiners and Francis Hesse. He is survived by his 14 children; seven sons, Louis Jr. (Marie), Terry , Tim "Dutch" (Cindy), Chris (Barbara), Greg (Kim), Mike (Angie) and Mark (Tracy); seven daughters, Maureen Williams (Greg), Denise Russell, Tina Meiners McCay (Terry), Colleen Milburn (Danny), Michele Renbarger (Tony), Lisa Rohleder (Nick) and Lynn Hesse (Bill). Other survivors include 46 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a multitude of other relatives and dear friends. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, 2931 Pindell Avenue, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Ratterman and Sons; 3800 Bardstown Road. To honor our father, we invite you to continue his legacy of love with a word of encouragement and fully trusting in Jesus. We all appreciated Dad's great sense of humor. You can keep the 20 bucks you owed him and .... "dot.com." Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the many loving caretakers at the Nazareth Home. Expressions of love may be made to St. Meinrad Archabbey; 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577, and The Nazareth Home; 2000 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Theodore Meiners (1889 - 1947)
  Christina Elenora Voll Meiners (1892 - 1978)
 
 Spouse:
  Norma Jean Reasor Meiners (1930 - 2005)*
 
 Children:
  Dennis Jay Meiners (1955 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lavinia Angela Meiners (1917 - 1974)*
  Doris Frances Meiners Steffani (1920 - 2003)*
  George Bertram Meiners (1921 - 1934)*
  Mildred Caroline Meiners Feger (1923 - 1988)*
  Louis Mel Meiners (1926 - 2008)
  Mary Ann Meiners Geraghty (1928 - 2012)*
  Anthony Donald Meiners (1931 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: David Eschman
Originally Created by: Francie Ede
Record added: Aug 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40366201
Louis Mel Meiners, Sr
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