Richard Eugene Meininger

Born: Mon., Oct. 18, 1954
Died: Fri., Oct. 12, 2012


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Richard Eugene Meininger, 57 of Buena Vista, CO. died at home Oct. 12, 2012.  Rich was born Oct. 18, 2012 in Denver, CO. to Harold E. and Elizabeth M. (Odom) Meininger.  He was raised in Lakewood, CO. and made his home in Buena Vista, CO.  He loved this state, it's wildlife, high mountain lakes and sports teams.  He joined the navy in 1973,  attaining the rank of AK3, served during the Viet Nam Era in Milton FL.  He met and married Linda Gail Harris Aug, 31, 1974 in Kingsland, GA.  He worked at Climax Mine, RFTA Aspen and Johnson Village Food Shop.  He is survived by his wife Linda G. Meininger, Buena Vista, CO., son Danny R. (Megan) Meininger, Buena Vista, CO., daughter April A. (Herman) Rodman-Burke, Buena Vista, CO., brother Danny L. Meininger, Palisade, CO., sister Jeanette M. (Doug) Paschall, Wheat Ridge, CO., grandchildren Kristian and Cailee Rodman, Joseph Burke.  Preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Savannah Burke, son-in-law J.D. Rodman.  Private cremation was held with a memorial service to be announced.  A benefit sale will take place in Johnson Village the weekend of Nov. 21 to help with medical bills.


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Conrad Nelson
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
Dear Linda and Family,
I was bowled over as I read about Rich in today's paper. I am so, so sorry. I was so fond of him and will never forget our days of meeting each other at PAN, but even moreso working together on the CMC Landscape Project. I never would have made it through that without Rich's company, support, and help. He was an exceptional person...sweet, caring, and always warm and supportive. I still cannot process this news, but wanted you to know how much I admired and cared for him. A great loss!
Conrad

Jeanette Paschall
   Posted Thu October 18, 2012
Today would have been your 58th birthday.....we are celebrating your life today and miss you sooooo much! We know you went to be with God, and are in no more pain, and we are praising Him for that! Rest in Peace my dear brother!

Steve Short
   Posted Fri August 26, 2016
Hi Linda,
I was looking up some old friends and came across this very sad announcement. I am so sorry! Rich and I were great buds in Pensacola, and I will never forget your trip to Idaho to visit us and spend some great time on Priest Lake. Wish that I had gone to Colorado to visit you guys!

My deep condolences to you, Danny and April.

Steve

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