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Theodore Lewis "Ted" Meinders, Jr
Birth: Aug. 14, 1926
Cedar Falls
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1982
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

I wanted to write about my Dad, he was one of the most understanding, gentle people I knew. He would play games with my brothers and me and tell jokes, play tricks and he loved holidays. He could make you smile and laugh but yet he was firm and let you know if he was unhappy with what you did, but he was always there thru thick and thin, helping, caring and his grandchildren, so adored him. He started the first union at Viking and also help start the Community Union Bank in our town, my Dad was there to help anyone who needed it, he cared about his fellow man, we miss him so much, there is not a day that goes by that we don't think or talk of him and know that he is watching over us and still taking care of his family.

Services for Theodore L. Mienders II, 56, of Cedar Falls, will be at 11a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Mienders died of Cancer Thursday morning at University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Mr. Mienders was born August 14, 1926, at Cedar Falls, son of Theodore L.and Johanna Wiese Meinders. He married Katherine Jacoby, Sept. 6, 1947 in Waterloo, Iowa. He worked at Viking Pump in Cedar Falls, and help start
the Cedar Falls Community Credit Union, he also got the Union in at Viking Pump. He went on to work for H & H Tool and Die in Cedar Falls, he was a tool maker. he was a veteran of World War II in the Navy, and after the war he
joined the Army National Guard. He was a life time member of the Amvets in Cedar Falls.

Survivors include his wife Katherine; two sons Theodore III of Waterloo and Douglas of Waterloo; one daughter
Patricia (Donald) Morehouse of Cedar Falls; a brother
Daniel Mienders Cedar Falls: two sisters Elizabeth (John) Johnson,Waterloo and Muriel (Willie) Watson of Carlsbad, California; five grandchildren: Christopher and Curtis Morehouse,; Chad Mienders of California;Kevin and Amanda Mienders of Waterloo.

Friends may call at Richardson Funeral Home until 9 p.m. Friday and at the church for an hour preceding services Saturday.

Memorials maybe made to the Church.

He loved to work with his hands and make furniture, and he gave not only his life but he donated his eyes so that two other people may see.

Memorial Card:
In Memory of Theodore L. "Ted" Mienders, II
Born: August 14, 1926
Entered in Rest: October 14, 1982
Funeral Services: Saturday October 16, 1982
First United Methodist Church
Officiating: Dr, Paul H. Heath
Organist: Mrs. Michael Sauer
Pallbearers: Orlow Webrand James Webrand
Steven Baugh Randy Wollin
Jerry Meyer Bob Closson
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery Cedar Falls, Iowa

The Lord is my shepard; I shall not want
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
He leadeth me beside still waters.
He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the
paths of righeousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
for thou art with me, thy rod and
thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord for ever. 
Family links: 
  Theije Lewis Meinders (1883 - 1963)
  Johanna Rika Wiese Meinders (1895 - 1980)
  Katherine Lucille Jacoby Meinders (1927 - 2009)
  Patricia Ann Mienders Morehouse (1948 - 2013)*
  Harriet Rika Meinders Webrand (1913 - 1961)*
  Emma Dorothy Meinders Webrand (1915 - 1939)*
  Herbert Meinders (1916 - 1918)*
  Thelma Meinders (1917 - 1918)*
  Daniel Herbert Mienders (1920 - 1993)*
  Faye Thelma Meinders Backerman (1922 - 1964)*
  Elizabeth Ruth Mienders Johnson (1924 - 1986)*
  Theodore Lewis Meinders (1926 - 1982)
  Muriel Joyce (Peggy) Mienders Watson (1933 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Cedar Falls
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Jul 28, 2008
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