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Joseph L. Meiners, 96

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.

Condolences to the family of Joseph L. Meiners, 96

  • Rick and Ethel Samsel says:

    Dear Peggy, Karen, Bruce and family,
    Rick and I would like you to know how sad we were to read of Joe’s passing. He was and still is a great friend to us. We both love(I won’t say loved) him and you, also. We have a commitment at City Hall this morning, so not sure if we can make it over, but know our thoughts and love are with Joe and all of you! Will try to make it afterward. ANOTHER GREAT AMERICAN JOINED HIS FRIENDS!

  • Rick and Ethel Samsel says:

    Dear Peggy and All,
    At this time I don’t think Rick and I will make over for Joe’s memorial service or the luncheon. This morning was very tiring for ‘Santa’ 100 or on his knee. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and Joe! Have a cup of coffee and tell a story for us!

  • Betsy R Walker says:

    Dear Sweet Joe, I will always remember we met at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #5407 in Kamiah. Our mutual dear friends Carl and Vera Paul made sure we were a functioning family there. You were always so gracious to share your voice and be entertaining at the many functions. Last cup of coffee in Nezperce was a pleasure I still smile about. There is no doubt about your heart and where you have escaped to . Journey well my friend I thank you for your service. Deepest Sympathies to Joe’s family . Sincerely

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