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G. Loren Meister

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[July 19, 2010]  MOUNT PULASKI -- G. Loren Meister, 79, of Mount Pulaski, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at 11:15 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Mount Pulaski.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded.

Mr. Meister was a retired farmer.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He served as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.

He was born Nov. 23, 1930, in rural Mount Pulaski. His parents were George Lee and Florence Downing Meister. He married Phyllis Wilson of Clinton on April 18, 1956.

He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; three sons, David (and Terri) Meister of Mount Pulaski, Gary (and Jeryn) Meister of Riverton and Jeff Meister of Mount Pulaski; seven grandchildren, Andy, Amy, Alexa, Kayla, Kendal, Jenna and Jacob Meister; two stepgrandchildren, Jenae Witty and Cory Yannone; one step-great-grandson, Jakob Witty; and one sister, Audrey Werntz of Freeport.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Maxine Casad.

He was a lifelong member of the Mount Pulaski United Methodist Church.

He was a 57-year member of American Legion Post 447, where he was a past commander and commander of the honor guard for many years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, where he also served as adviser since its inception in 1984. He was a member of Voiture 985 of 40 & 8, and a 53-year member of the Lincoln Elks.

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He had worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Farm Service Agency since 1954 and was the chairman for the Logan County committee for several years.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Mount Pulaski, American Legion Post 447 or the donor's choice.

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