Peter F. Meinert, age 76, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. He was born on March 15, 1942 in Racine to the late Elmer and Audrey (Nee: Heyer) Meinert.
Peter attended William Horlick High School before serving in the United States Army. He married Carol L. Dostal on May 18, 1968. He worked for J.I. Case Company for thirty-two years, before retiring in 1995. After retiring, Peter went back to work joining Manheim Auto Auction for ten years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Peter’s hobbies included restoring old cars, reading murder mysteries, taking long motorcycle rides, being in the outdoors, spending time with his dogs, and doing yard work. Above all else, he cherished spending time with his friends and family.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of fifty years, Carol; his daughters and son-in-law, Natalie Meinert of Caledonia, Caelyn (Jonathon) Krist of Caledonia; granddaughter, Breanna Krist; brothers and sisters, Richard Meinert of Caledonia, Patricia Durik (Earl Morgan), Suzanne Lamb, Linda Baer, all of Racine, Nancy Halbur of Wisconsin Rapids, Diane (Dean) Turner of Kenosha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, David Meinert; sister, Debra Cairns; and sister-in-law, Donna Meinert.
There will be a funeral service held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, which is located at 2065 Geneva Street. Interment will be held with Full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and relatives can meet with the family from 9:30-11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, Racine Lutheran High School or the Wisconsin Humane Society have been suggested.