Leonard Francis Meiners, 83, St. Clair, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Meiners, son of the late Leonard B. Meiners and wife Frances, nee Litteken, was born June 25, 1929, in St. Louis. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean War
. He was united in marriage to his first wife, Florence Landgraf May 2, 1952, in Normandy, Mo. On Sept. 15, 1984, he was united in marriage to his second wife, Joanne Charron, in Normandy, Mo.
He was a master plumber, owning and operating Meiners Plumbing Company, Midwest Piping and Meiners Heating and Cooling in St. Louis. He was a former Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, St. Clair. Mr. Meiners was a writer, poet and dedicated philanthropist.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Meiners; second wife, Joanne Meiners; parents, Leonard B. and Frances Meiners; and two grandchildren, Kristen Schwab and Christopher Cormier.
Mr. Meiners is survived by five children, Linda Hutton and husband Daniel, Eolia, Theresa Linek and husband Bill, St. Louis, Stephen Meiners and wife Debra, St. Clair, Paul Meiners and wife Carolyn, Columbia, and Lisa Schwab and husband Jack, St. Charles; three stepchildren, Debra Meiners and husband Stephen, St. Clair, Cheryl Martin and husband Mitchell, St. Charles, and Kenneth Cormier and wife Sherry, Troy; 25 grandchildren, Daniel Hutton Jr. and wife Stephanie, Christopher Hutton and wife Mary, Kate Gift and husband Chris, Alexandria Linek, Jacob Linek, Matthew Schwab, Andrew Schwab, Nick Schwab, Ben Meiners, Joel Meiners, Grace Meiners, Beth Meiners, Michaela Meiners, Addo Meiners, Bryan Archambault, Randy Hollocher, Stephen Meiners Jr. and wife Julia, Bridgette Todisman-Gerrein and husband Steve, Phillip Collins, Marie Cormier, Nicole Ruiz and husband Jose, Michael Martin, Eric Young, Taylor Cormier and Branden Cormier; nine great-grandchildren, Ellie Hutton, Buddy Hutton, Keith Meiners, Arial McQueen, Royal Todisman, Mary Rose Todisman, Aedan Meiners, Camilla Ruiz and Sofia Ruiz; other relatives and many friends.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair, with Father Bob Knight officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the
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The family is being served by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.