ROCK FALLS – Edwin F. Meiners, 80, of Rock Falls died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his home.
Edwin was born November 28, 1933, in Sterling, the son of Frederick B. and Laura (Burger) Meiners. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1958. Edwin worked at Lawrence Brothers for 47 years, and was a member of the First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls.
He married Thelma Stanfield on Feb. 26, 1960. She preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2002. Edwin then married Beverly Ann King on April 19, 2003, in Sterling. He enjoyed stock car and go cart racing, bowling, karaoke, dancing, wintering the past 5 years in Texas and spending quality time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly, of Rock Falls, five children: Mark (Mary) Pyron of Rock Falls, Candice (Tom) McNinch of Ingelside, Pamela Null (Max) of Sterling, Edwin Timothy (Eva) Meiners of Rock Falls, and Barbara (Kevin) Mulnix of Sterling; three stepchildren: Allan Delhotal of Delaware, Delbert Delhotal of South Carolina, and David Delhotal of Colorado; 19 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Lola Granter, Carol Henson, and Bonnie Jones; one brother, Elmer Meiners, one grandson, and one great granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Les Funderberg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
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