CHARLES WILFRED MEINING

Born: Thu., Feb. 19, 1920
Died: Sun., Apr. 1, 2018


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 16, 2018
Location: First Christian Church


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Funeral services for Charles Wilfred Meining, 98, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 16, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Randy Gregory officiating.  Inurnment will be held at the Wheatland Cemetery with military honors accorded by Laramie Peak VFW Post 3558, Ora Call American Legion Post #10, and the Army National Guard.
Wilfred Meining passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming. He lived a full life.  
Wilfred was born February 19, 1920 in Berthoud, Colorado the son of Charles Louis and Mary B. (Owenby) Meining.  He served in the United States Air Corp from 1942-1945.  He was a B-24 Liberator Bomber Pilot and flew 35 missions over France and Germany, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant.
After his honorable discharge he returned to farming and ranching with his father and brother in Berthoud.  On June 6, 1948, he married Lois Irene McCartney and to this union five children were born, Alan, Marsha, Peggy, Charla, and Nancy.  
In 1957 they started their own farm raising Black Angus cattle and row crops.  In 1972 they moved to their ranch north of Wheatland and continued the cattle operation with their son Alan.  Then in 1994 they retired and moved into Wheatland.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lois Meining of Wheatland; daughters, Marsha (Daryl) Tiltrum of Wheatland, Peggy Meining (friend Gayle Lord) of Casper, Wyoming, Charla (Randy) Gregory of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Nancy (Russell) Schoonover of Casper; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Don Meining of Platteville, Colorado; and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Alan Meining; and sister, Ruby Schaeffer.
A memorial to the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.


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Clifton Williams
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
I was so good to see Wifred & Lois 2 weeks ago Long time friends. Had a good time taking them out to the ranch. We will miss them

Cliff & Linda

Gary and Cathaline Cass
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
What an honor to have such a wonderful neighbor. His service to our Country was stellar during WWII. Sorry to see this wonderful man pass from our world. Remembering him will always bring smiles......

Randy and Susan Blackman
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Marsha and Daryl, we are so sorry for your loss. He was such a great guy and gentleman.

Brian & Connie (Kemmer) Morger
   Posted Mon April 09, 2018
Meining Family- I'm so sorry for the passing of Wilfred. I know he was a huge influence in all your lives and will be missed. Please know that thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. -We hold the memories of those we love in our heart forever-
Brian & Connie (Kemmer) Morger

Kent Hunter
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
Wilfred was one of the finest gentlemen I have known. I always enjoyed his cheerfulness and eagerness to answer questions about ranching. I have fond memories.

Joyce Garrett
   Posted Sun April 15, 2018
It was an honor to know Wilfred. His since of humor, kindness and love for his family and outdoors made him special. He will be remembered and missed by all that knew him. Prayers to the family.

Sissy
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
My deep condolences to the Meining family,
The pain of losing a loved one is oh, so real. May you find some comfort in the Most High God’s word (Psalms 83:18) . Yes, He promises a time when we can see our loved ones again in perfect health and He says where: Isaiah 33:24 , Acts 24:15 & Psalms 37:11. May you hold on to God’s promises.
May comfort & peace be with you

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