Obituary Record

Keith A. Meier
Died on 9/12/2017
Buried in God's Acre (St. Paul's) Cemetery

Published in the Enterprise September 15, 2017


Keith A. Meier, 98, of Arlington, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Fremont Health Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1919, in Oxford to Albert and Minnie (Drew) Meier.

Keith moved to Arlington in 1926. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942-1945 during WWII and was stationed in England, North Africa and Italy. He married Maxine Fagerquist on September 8, 1946, in Marysville, Kansas. He worked most of his adult life for Marshall Nurseries near Arlington as a Production Manager, retiring in 1981. He then worked part time for several more years.

Keith was a lifelong member of St Paul's Lutheran Church at Arlington, a church elder, and held several offices. He was a member of Lutheran Laymen's League and Arlington VFW Post 8332. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, fishing, and working with his trees.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine; son, Larry Meier of Arlington; daughters, Lana(Rod) Warner of Lincoln, Mary (Roger) Chisholm; brother, Willard (June) Meier all Arlington; sister-in-law, Peg Meier of Plattsmouth; grandchildren, Joel (Fiona) Meier, Stacie Witherspoon, Nathan (Jamie) Meier, Christy (Brian) Fink, Bruce (Jill) Carden, Ryan (Adriana) Carden; step-grandchildren, Angie (Jeremy) Adams, Kim (Ron) Tucker, Jeff Warner, Dawn (Matt) Updike, Donna Daubert, Regina (Jeff) Wagner; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alberta Callahan (Myron); and brother, Monford Meier.

The Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 15th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Arlington. The Rev. Jason Duley will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, September 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. and Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., all at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial with Military honors will be at St. Paul's Cemetery.

Memorials: St. Paul Bluma Scholarship Fund, Orphan Grain Train or donor's choice.

Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 9/15/2017