Thursday, December 7th, 2006
Rev. Arnold Meiring
The Rev. Arnold Meiring, 91, died at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 5, 2006, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena.
He was born Feb. 27, 1915, in Cranberry Prairie, to Bernard and Julia Fiely Meiring.
Survivors are two brothers, Joseph, Fort Recovery, and Daniel (Pat), Centerville; and four sisters, Verena, (Thomas) Humenny, Sacramento, Calif., Lillian (Bernard) Wahrer, Dayton, Ruth (Wilbert) Gerlach and Esther Hoffpauir, all of Fort Recovery.
Deceased are two brothers, William and Bernard Meiring; a brother-in-law, John Hoffpauir, and a sister-in-law, Peg.
He entered the Society of the Precious Blood in 1928 and was ordained on April 21, 1940. He served at churches in Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Virginia, Louisiana and Kentucky. In 1979, he was pastor of St. Francis Church, Cranberry Prairie, and later St. Aloysius Church, Carthagena, where he served until 1992, when he was named senior associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Celina. In 1994, he retired at the St. Charles Center.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, the Revs. Angelo Anthony and Ken Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at the Community Cemetery at the center.
Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the center with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.
Arrangements are by Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.