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George Meketa

George Meketa

George Michael Meketa, 55, of New Athens, IL; born on April 22, 1960 in Shelby, OH; passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Meketa was a building maintenance worker. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, IL and attended St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL. He was a member of the Freeburg Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents – George Albert Meketa and Helen Louise, nee Mercer, Leezy.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, nee Napier, Meketa whom he married on May 2, 2002 in Belleville, IL. One son – Brian (fiance – Katie Crockett) of Highland, IL. Two grandsons – Emanuele Noethen; Isaac Meketa. One brother – John Thomas Meketa of Belleville, IL. Three sisters – Linda Susan (William) Cunningham of Chicago, IL; Nancy Katherine (Michael) Milam of Mount Zion, IL; Mary Patricia (Mitchell) Needleman of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 9:00am to 9:45am.

Funeral: A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with George’s family.

    Posted by: Nancy and Mike Milam – IL Aug 14, 2015

  2. Administrator says:

    O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done! The ship has weathered every wrack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting

    Walt Whitman

    Posted by: Tom Meketa – Belleville, IL – Brother Aug 14, 2015

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    Posted by: RICHARD T. MERCER – TROY, IL – COUSIN Aug 14, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    Still just waiting for my usual phone call about the cardinals game. To hear who he was tired of or why they put him in. Talk about the carpenter homerun. And then ask me about isaac how he’s doin and how my day was. Have a stupid joke and then tell me talk to you later and hang up.

    Posted by: Brian Meketa – Highland, IL – Son Aug 15, 2015

  5. Administrator says:

    I love you to the moon and back PawPaw Mike. I miss you very much.

    Posted by: Manny Noethen – Red Bud, IL – Grandson Aug 17, 2015

  6. Administrator says:

    Even though we did not know Mike well, we considered you, Barb, to be one of our special friends. Sometimes God has a plan even though we do not understand what it is. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

    Posted by: Cary and Teresa Smith – Swansea, IL – friends Aug 19, 2015

  7. Administrator says:

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of George and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
    John & Judi Shaw

    Posted by: JUDI SHAW – St. Louis, MO – wife is a co-worker Aug 19, 2015

  8. Administrator says:

    Barbara, I am sending prayers for strength and mercy in your time of need, my condolences goes out to you and your Family. May God Bless and keep you!

    Posted by: Donna Taylor-Fleming – St. Louis, MO – Co- Worker Aug 19, 2015

  9. Administrator says:

    Mike I hope you find peace love and light on the other side

    Posted by: Patty Needleman – Sister Aug 19, 2015

  10. Administrator says:

    I went to Facebook to look you up today. I had not communicated with you since our high school reunion in 2009. You were a wonderful individual and I didn’t know you had passed on to the life. Your family and I will see you in the future. Enjoy heaven.

    Posted by: Janice Wikgren – Tucson, AZ – Friend Apr 30, 2016

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