W illiam “Bill” Meister, 85 of Sabetha died Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Apostolic Christian Home. Bill was born on June 13, 1927 at the family farm in Humboldt, Nebraska to William and Adella (Fidermutz) Meister. He graduated from Dawson High in Dawson, Nebraska in 1944. He was a World War II veteran serving in Guam.
He worked on the oil rigs mostly in Colorado and Wyoming in the early 1950’s. He farmed the family farm for several years after his father’s retirement. He later moved his family to Sabetha, Kansas where he worked for several local trucking companies until his retirement. He found retirement wasn’t for him and began driving a school bus for Sabetha seven years ago. He truly loved each and every one of “his kids”.
William married Beverly Ann Hundley on November 21, 1948 at her parents home in Sabetha, Kansas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, William J. and Wayland Meister both of Sabetha; two daughters, Marcena Gerber of Gardner, Kansas and Denise DeBusk of Morrill, Kansas and 6 grandchildren, Adam Gerber, Sidney Lang, Shawn Hulsing, Courtney Loiseau, Shane Meister and Sheyenne Farwell and 12 great grandchildren, Aiden and Alivia Lang, Byren Hulsing, Lydia, Lane, Loralei and Layton Loiseau, Kenadie Schmutz, Kolbrin and Kennedy Farwell, Mia and Merit Meister; one sister, Irene Marteney of Pawnee City, Nebraska and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Melvin, Leo and Dennis Meister; two grandsons, Michael Gerber in 2005 and Charles Meister in 2007.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. A visitation will be Monday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity yet to be designated by the family, sent in care of the funeral home, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534.