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David Meincke, 70

David Robert Meincke, age 70, of Lake City, Minn., lost his courageous battle with ALS Wednesday, July 24, at his home in Lake City.

David was born May 10, 1943, son of Robert and Verona Meincke, in Red Wing, Minn. He grew up in the rural Red Wing area. David graduated from Goodhue High School in 1961. He farmed with his father for 2 years, and in 1963, he started working at Red Wing Shoe.

David married Arlis Kathryn Puppe on Aug. 8, 1964, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hay Creek. David was a supervisor at Red Wing Shoe in Red Wing for 38 years. David also farmed from 1981 to 1995 while he worked at Red Wing Shoe. David and Arlis moved to Lake City in 2011 after being diagnosed with ALS.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing and he also served on the church board. His love for the outdoors created many flower gardens. David enjoyed snowmobiling, playing cards, camping, or going to the trailer. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren teaching them how to fish.

David is survived by his wife and loving family: Arlis; children Brian (Laurie) of Ramsey, Minn., Cindy (Heri) Molina of Lakewood, Colo., Kevin (Kristin) of Rochester, Minn., and Kristin (David) Nagel of Rochester; grandchildren: Jordan and Dayna Meincke; Ashlyn, Brooke, and Kaitlyn Meincke; Shailee and Tyler Nagel; a sister, Joyce (Richard) Dahling of Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary Meincke.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Red Wing, with Rev. Todd Engel officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel, Lake City, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the ALS Association or donor's choice.

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