Floyd Carl Meseke (1920 - 2015)

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Floyd Carl Meseke, 94, of Vandalia, passed away at 12:46 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at his home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Jerry Bagwell officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with military rites by Vandalia Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95. Memorials: Lutheran Hour Radio or Holy Cross Lutheran Church marking of New Testament Bibles. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia; online condolences available at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Meseke was born on Dec. 28, 1920, in Patoka Township, the son of George and Helena (Ehrat) Meseke. He married Mildred Emma Schaal on March 29, 1943, in Louisville, Ky.
He served in the U.S. Army from November 1942-November 1945, during World War II, in the 11th Armored Tank Division, earning a Bronze Star.
Until he retired, Floyd worked on the family farm. He served on the Fayette County Farm Bureau Board, Lutheran Care Center Board of Directors and Farm Home Administration Board, and was a former chairman of Midland Area Agency on Aging. He was a life member of the Lutheran Layman's League; member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95, both in Vandalia; and he volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Evergreen Outreach and Fayette County Hospital Red Coats (Auxiliary).
He is survived by his wife; sons, F. Gale Meseke and his wife Helen of Shobonier, and Dan Meseke and wife Vickie of Springfield; daughter, Ruth Ann and husband Johnnie Schappachar of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Sarah and husband John Bohnhoff, Rachel Meseke, Kyle Schappachar and his wife Jolene, Jacob Meseke and Nicole Meseke; brothers, the Rev. Gilbert Meseke and his wife Charlaine of Florida, Dennis Meseke and his wife Evelyn of Shobonier, and George Meseke and his wife Amy of Vandalia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, the Rev. Ervin Meseke, Norman Meseke, Forrest Meseke and Ray Meseke


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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 9 to Nov. 18, 2015
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