Harvey A. Meinart

Obit-Meinert-formattedHarvey A. Meinert, 73, a resident of Rice, died March 21, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 26, at Graham United Methodist Church in Graham Township, with the Rev. Suzanne Maki officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the church cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4:0 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church in Graham Township. Rice American Legion will pray at 5:30 p.m. followed by a church prayer service Tuesday evening at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.
Harvey was born in St. Cloud to Edward and Rosetta (Aker) Meinert. He served his country in the United States Army. He married Betty Schumann Oct. 20, 1962, at Grace United Methodist Church in St. Cloud. He and Betty lived in the Twin Cities for 11 years before moving to Rice. He worked as a printer for Sentinel Printing in St. Cloud and also farmed for many years. He was a member of Graham United Methodist Church in Graham Township and the Rice American Legion Post #473. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Harvey was strong- willed and always went all out when he had his mind set on something. He also enjoyed gardening, canning and patrolling the area. He was a hard worker and always made a full-time job out of whatever he was doing. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Rice; children, Jeffrey (Karen) of Andover, Angela Schaefer of St. Cloud, Michelle Vogt of Rice and Gregory (Molly) of Rice; grandchildren, Katie, Derek, Grant, Paige, Kirsten, Joshua, Riley, Abbey, and Alex. He is also survived by his brothers and sister, Ken (Margie) of Crystal, Larry (Marilyn) of Nevis, Jim (Darlene) of Malmo, Rosie Neubeck of Brooklyn Park, Mickey (Mary Jane) of Moundsview; sister-in-law, Darlene Meinert of St. Paul; brother-in-law, Jerry (Mary) Noon of Blackduck.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill and sister, Lucille Noon.

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