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Daniel Louis Meinen

May 5, 1939 ~ June 3, 2018 (age 79)

Dan Meinen, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel.  A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. after which the family will receive friends. A Christian Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. that evening. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Connolly and Rev. Nick Adam, celebrants.  Interment will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery with full military rites.  In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials directed to Camp Courageous, Hope Haven, or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. On-line condolences may be directed to  

Born May 5, 1939, at Ashton, IA, Daniel Louis was the son of Louis John and Marie Catherine (Ney) Meinen. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1957.  On August 27, 1962, Dan married Katherine Joan Schaa at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA.

Serving in the United States Army from 1962 until 1964, Dan was based at Fort Ord, CA, one year in Korea, and at Fort Benning, GA. After his military service he worked 19 years for the Iowa Department of Transportation as an inspector at offices in Marengo, IA, Atlantic, IA, and Mt. Pleasant, IA. In 1978, as owner and operator, Dan opened Meinen Construction, Inc., which after twenty years became known as Meinen & Son Construction, Inc.

Dan spent countless hours serving St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.  Along with leading the rosary every Sunday morning, he served as a greeter and usher, a member of the parish council and on the Old Threshers Committee. During Old Threshers, he was a BBQ chef for the church’s food tent. Dan was a member of New London V.F.W. Post 7641.  A 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, he served as Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, as well as serving in other positions.

Dan enjoyed morning coffee at Hardees with his friends and was a member of the ROMEO group. He loved sports, and while an avid Hawkeye, Cubs, and Bears fan, he watched any sports event he could.  He liked fishing, extensive traveling, and was a competitive card player. Dan relished time with family and spoiling his grandchildren.

Along with his wife, Kathy, Dan is survived by one daughter, Diane (Mike) Glynn of Clear Lake, IA; one son, Dennis (Tricia) Meinen of New London, IA; five grandchildren, Nicholas Glynn, John Glynn, Victoria Simkins, Derek Meinen, and Darin Meinen; four brothers, Duane (Sharon) Meinen, Fairfield, IA, Dick (Aldine) Meinen, Katy, TX, Tom (Nancy) Meinen, Okoboji, IA, and Bill (Donna) Meinen, Sioux Falls, SD; and two sisters, Betty Ellerbroek, Greenwood Village, CO, and Donna (Lou) Marczyski, New Braunfels, TX.

His parents and one brother, Ron Meinen, preceded him in death.

Donations may be made to:

Camp Courageous
12007 190th St., Monticello IA 52310
Tel: 1-319-465-5916

Hope Haven
408 S Gunnison St., Burlington IA 52601
Tel: 1-319-237-1180

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
607 S. Jackson Street, Mt. Pleasant IA 52641
Tel: 1-319-385-4937

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