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Archie Meemken

August 5, 1930 — March 29, 2024

Melrose, Minnesota

Archie Meemken

Archie C. Meemken, age 93 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Arockiya Newton officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. 

Archie Casper Meemken was born August 5, 1930 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota to Henry and Mary (Frings) Meemken. After school, he started working at the Ford Plant in St. Paul for a short time before being drafted into the military. Archie served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. On May 15, 1956, he married Regina Eickhoff at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple purchased a dairy farm south of Melrose, and after 36 years of farming, they retired and moved to town. 

Archie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the American Legion Post 101. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and relaxing in his rocking chair on the front porch. 

Survivors include his wife, Regina Meemken of Melrose; children, Gene Meemken of Albany, Bernice (Dennis) Gruber of Lake Henry, Rich Meemken of Burtrum, and Marlene (Tom) Schreifels of Albany; son-in-law, Roger Meyer of Melrose; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Robert Hobson of Hillman.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sharon Meyer on May 20, 2021; great grandson, Liam Johnson; brothers, Marcus, Sylvester, Cyril, Delbert, Vern, Milton, and Henry Jr.; and sister, Mary Lou Buersken Hobson.

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Visitation

Friday, April 5, 2024

9:30 - 10:45 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, April 5, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm

St. Mary's Catholic Church

755 E Kraft Dr, Melrose, MN 56352

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