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Lyle John Meeker


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries



Lyle John Meeker, 90, of Chatfield, passed away June 8, 2015.

Lyle was born June 26, 1924 to John Hiram Meeker and Mary Emily (Baker) Meeker in Jordan Township. Lyle grew up in the Chatfield area. He married Lorraine Clara Bicknese on March 16, 1944 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Lyle and Lorraine made a home in Chatfield. Lyle was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as president, elder, and trustee. He also served as the Jordan Township supervisor for several years.

Lyle enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and dancing to old- time music. He loved farming. He started farming with horses. He will be remembered for his ability to fix just about anything and overhaul his own tractors. His grandchildren will remember how he entertained them with his harmonica.

Lyle is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lorraine; children; Larry (Charlotte) Meeker of Chatfield, Lowell (Diane) Meeker of Chatfield, Leslie Meeker (Sue Thompson) of Chatfield, Lana (Dave) Scanlan of Eyota, Lisa (Tim) Simpson of Chatfield; 17 grandchildren, and 18 great- grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Luana (Lloyd) Meeker and Marian (Ervin) Bicknese.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Hazel Asher, Helen (Harold) Baker, and Lloyd Meeker; daughter, Joyce Meeker; son, Loren Meeker; daughter-in-law, Franny (Baker) Meeker; and granddaughter, Doreen Meeker.

A funeral service was held 11 a.m., Friday, June 12 , 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with Pastor Preston Paul officiating. Burial followed the service at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation took place Thursday from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements. To share a condolence with the family please visit www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.

Chatfield applies for additional state funding

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield city council at their June 8 meeting authorized an application for 2016 state bonding funds. City clerk Joel Young said state legislators invited them back to apply for additional funding. This funding will be for Phase II renovations ..... 
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Mary Ann Hollerman

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

The funeral mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Caroline Hollermann was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, Minn., with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery in ..... 
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Chatfield to host Relay for Life

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

For the first time on Friday, July 10, Chatfield will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life at the Chatfield City Park on Main and 4th Street. The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society, and this year marks the ..... 
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Chatfield recognizes 2015 Preservation Month

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the May 26 Chatfield city council meeting Mayor Russ Smith proclaimed May 2015 as Preservation Month. Each year a preservation award is presented to someone who has worked to preserve the heritage of Chatfield through its historic or architectura ..... 
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Ione Pernella Haugen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ione Pernella Haugen, formerly of Chatfield, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home on Eighth in Rochester, where she had resided for almost four years. She was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Spring Grove, to Peter and Ida (Otterness ..... 
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Elaine Elma Morse

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Elaine Elma Morse, 91, of Rochester, passed away May 17, 2015 at Homestead Assisted Living in Rochester. Elaine was born January 12, 1924 to Henry & Clara (Schmidt) Horstmann in rural Chatfield. She was baptized February 10, 1924 at St. Paul Lu ..... 
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Eileen Dorothy Allen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Eileen Dorothy Allen, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Eileen was born May 30, 1925, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Walter and Bertha (Riley) Heddinger. On October 1, 1947, she ..... 
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Chatfield authorizes K-9 unit trial run

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Government

Police Chief Shane Fox recommended that they go ahead with necessary purchases to start a K-9 unit on a “trial” basis at the city council’s May 11 meeting. He maintained it will benefit the city and will be an additional deterrent to crime. Th ..... 
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