Obituaries: Van Meek

Van P. Meek, 74, of rural Stockport died early Monday May 29, 2017, at home. He was born to Harold A. and Rachel Workman Meek March 26, 1943, on the family farm where he died and lived most of his life.  Van married Janet Waugh March 20, 1970, in the Birmingham Presbyterian Church.  Van Graduated from Birmingham High School, attended Northeast Missouri State College, Kirksville, and served in the U.S. Army 1964-1966.  He was Commander of Haney-Brannan Post 181, American Legion, Birmingham, was an active member of Birmingham Fire Department, Birmingham Lions Club, and served as a Union Township Trustee and was currently Township clerk.  Surviving are his wife, Janet, two sons:  Brian Meek and wife, Ann of Plymouth, IN and Richard Meek of Seattle, WA and six grandchildren, Madison, Cooper, Nico, Hillary, Sean and Rain.


Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday June 2, 2017, at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with Pastor Larry Smith officiating followed by a memorial service by Birmingham Fire Department.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Thursday with family present 5-7 P.M.  Burial with Military Honors by Haney-Brannan Post will be in Winchester Cemetery southeast of Birmingham.  Memorials to the Birmingham Fire Department or Birmingham Lions Club may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 14500 Osage Avenue, Stockport, IA 52651.