Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Meister, 78, of Groton will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 20th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Groton. Pastor Kari Foss will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be held at the church from 5-7 p.m. on Friday with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Bob passed away November 16, 2021 at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.
Robert was born on December 12, 1942 in Groton to Erwin and Georgia (Gibbs) Meister. He attended school in Groton, graduating in 1961. Bob was united in marriage with Shirley Stolsmark on August 8, 1965 in Langford. He was employed with Servall Linens for many years before beginning a career at James Valley Telecommunications in August of 1983. Bob worked primarily as a lineman prior to his retirement in December of 2006. Over the years, he and Shirley also flipped 13 homes in Groton.
Bob was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Groton. He also served on the Lion’s Club and was a 36 ½ year volunteer with the Groton Fire Department. Bob enjoyed collecting all things John Deere and attending auction sales.
Celebrating his life is his wife, Shirley of Groton, his four children, Sherri Profeta (Fred Hockhalter) of Groton, Rhonda (Steve) Foote of Loveland, CO, Randy (Kelli) Meister of Aberdeen, Amber (Jeff) Miller of Las Vegas, NV, ten grandchildren: Justin (Katlyn) Perkins, Jordan Perkins (Ana Medrano), Madison (Phil) Vornhagen, Kate Profeta, Nicole (Jared) Embury, Alex (Kaitlynn) Foote, Riley Meister, Reece Meister, Ryker Meister and Ava Miller. He is also survived by great-grandchildren: Hallie Perkins, Hayden Perkins, the Medrano family, Charlotte Foote and siblings Ila (Darrell) Jesme, ,Mervyn (Linda) Meister, Maxine Haywood and Terry (Bette) Meister.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two infant children, Randy & Rodney Meister and siblings, Jackie, Jodean, Marian, Burnice, Jerald, Donnie, Charles, Dale, James and Denny.
Honorary Casketbearers will be Members of the Groton Fire Department.
Casketbearers will be Bob’s Grandsons.
Memorials may be directed to Groton Fire & Rescue, PO Box 352, Groton, SD 57445 or the Aberdeen Bethesda Foundation, 1224 S. High Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401.
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