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George Albert Meinholdt


Meinholdt-George

Memorial services for George Albert Meinholdt, 89, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October, 14, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  He died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

George was born January 29, 1924 in McFarland, KS the son of Charles and Rose (Kugler) Meinholdt.

He graduated from Alma High School in 1943.

He served his country in the US Army for 5 years and for 17 months in the 387th Engineer Combat Battalion in Korea.

He was a member of the National Association of Power Engineers and the Kansas Association of Power Engineers and was their President in the 1970’s.

George was an employee for the state of Kansas for over 30 years.  He worked at the Kansas Reception and Diagnostic Center and the Kansas Neurological Institute. He was the chief engineer for Topeka State Hospital and was assistant director of facilities and operations at Emporia State University and the University of Kansas.  He retired from KU in 1986.

Memorial services for George Albert Meinholdt, 89, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October, 14, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  He died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

George was born January 29, 1924 in McFarland, KS the son of Charles and Rose (Kugler) Meinholdt.

He graduated from Alma High School in 1943.

He served his country in the US Army for 5 years and for 17 months in the 387th Engineer Combat Battalion in Korea.

He was a member of the National Association of Power Engineers and the Kansas Association of Power Engineers and was their President in the 1970’s.

George was an employee for the state of Kansas for over 30 years.  He worked at the Kansas Reception and Diagnostic Center and the Kansas Neurological Institute. He was the chief engineer for Topeka State Hospital and was assistant director of facilities and operations at Emporia State University and the University of Kansas.  He retired from KU in 1986.

He was married to Helen L. (Morgan) on August 11, 1951 in Alma, KS.  She preceded him in death April 8, 2010.

Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Overeem and husband, Michael, The Dalles, OR, Connie Meinholdt, Big Rapids, MI, Deborah Meinholdt and husband, Paul Rowe, Alexandria, VA, Sherry Meinholdt, Lawrence; three grandchildren, Emily and Katie Rowe and Ala Wyrick; one great grandchild, Gavin Taylor; two brothers, Lewis Meinholdt, Bethany, MO, and Frank Meinholdt, Emporia, KS.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Esther, Helen, and Josephine and two brothers, Robert and Leo.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the American Cancer Society or to the National Parkinson Foundation, which may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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  • David Logan says:

    The last time I was in Lawrence I heard that your dad was ill. I am sorry to hear that he passed away. However, I did get to see him and talk a few years ago when my mother died. It is always difficult to deal with a death and everyone has their own way. I hope you all have found yours!

    David Logan
    San Antonio, TX.

  • Mike Todd says:

    At a time long ago I considered George a good friend, and Father-in-law. He didn’t have to be so nice to me, but he, and Helen, were. My life was truly blessed by his presence