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Paul Meints

June 8, 1923 ~ August 8, 2018 (age 95)
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Paul A. Meints, age 95, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, NE.

Paul was born to Albert J. and Minnie E. (Baker) Meints on June 8, 1923 in Beverly, NE. To this union four children born.

On June 21, 1947, Paul married the love of his life, Wilma Handel in Oberlin, KS. The couple was blessed with a son, Pete.  The family made their home in Wauneta, NE.

Paul proudly served his country during WW II as a member of the United States Navy.  Paul’s service began in January of 1944 and he was medically discharged in May that same year. 

Paul was a past member of the Wauneta American Legion Post 0304 for 41 years. He also worked at Ford Motors in Wauneta for 23 years. It was during this time that Paul obtained the nickname “Numbers” as he had all the part numbers memorized.  In the late 1970’s, Paul and Wilma moved to McCook to take over the E.F.D. Freight Delivery Service. 

Paul and Wilma enjoyed their involvement with the Southwest Nebraska Antique and Rod Club where they were members.  Paul was also a member of the Prairie Dawgs Car Club. 

In his free time, Paul enjoyed woodworking and quilting. He was also quite the poet. 

Paul is survived by his son, Pete (Geraldine) Meints of McCook; grandson, Chris (Dawn) Meints of Valparaiso, IN; and two great grandchildren, Dr. Samantha Meints of Boston, MA, and Shelby Meints of Barneveld, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Wilma Meints in 2006; two sisters, Edith Scott and Caroline (in infancy); and a brother, Kenneth (Darla) Meints.

Visitation will be held at 1PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook. Funeral services will also be held at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home following the visitation, beginning at 2PM, with Pastor Lonnie Felcher, officiating.

Burial at Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta will conclude the services.

Memorials are suggested in Paul’s name.

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