NEZPERCE: Joseph L. Meiners, 96 – On Sunday, December 15, 2019 surrounded by his family, the world lost a special man. Joseph was born December 4, 1923 to Lester and Ruth Meiners of Nezperce Idaho. Joseph had two siblings Jack Meiners and Eva May Syron, both of Nezperce.
On August 22, 1943 he married his love Lucy Marie Hill. Together they farmed in Nezperce and had 2 children, Joseph Dale and Peggy Louise.
Joe defended our country during WWII, a D-Day veteran and battle of the bulge. He honored his country.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Ruth. His son Joseph Dale, his wife Lucy and siblings Jack and Eva May.
Joseph is survived by his daughter Peggy, granddaughter Karen (Bruce) Long, grandson Patrick (Carolyne) Pelton, great grandson Kristofer Long, and great great granddaughters Elizabeth Long and Rylie Anne Long.
A memorial service for Joseph will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Nezperce Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. followed by a late luncheon. You may submit condolences to the family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.