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Fred Meisenheimer

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 3:21 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 8:25 a.m. CDT

WALNUT — Rev. Fred L. Meisenheimer, 66, of Walnut died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut after a lengthy illness.

Born Dec. 23, 1945, in Walnut to Loyal and Marjorie (Wirth) Meisenheimer, he married Carolyn Lubbs Nov. 13, 1965, in the Bureau Township Community Church. She survives.

He graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in 1970. He was a pastor in churches in Newton, Kan., Mendon, Mich., Astoria, Ill., and most recently, the Princeton Wesleyan Church of Princeton. As a pastor he was active in community events and organizations such as the chaplain of the Bureau Valley Volunteer Hospice and a charter member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association.

Also surviving are five children, Kara Meisenheimer of  Normal, Debra (Albert) Sackey of Lewisville, Texas, David (Rebecca) Meisenheimer of  Hartington, Neb., and Amanda (Milt) Rue and Staci (Scott) Siri, both of Walnut; 19 grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Lester (Sharon) Meisenheimer and Charles (Shirley) Meisenheimer of Walnut; one sister, JoAnn Meisenheimer of Walnut; one sister-in-law, Karen Meisenheimer of Walnut; his mother-in-law, Marilyn Peach Lubbs of Princeton; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jay; and two nieces.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Princeton Wesleyan Church, Princeton, with the Rev. Doug Kirkpatrick officiating. Private burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

Memorials may be directed to the Princeton Wesleyan Church, Walnut Manor Activity Fund or the Walnut Fire Department.

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