FAIRMONT – Funeral service for Cleo A. Meschke, 90, of Fairmont, MN will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will follow the service at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont.
Cleo passed away Thursday evening, June 6, 2013 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Cleo Nellie Amanda Campe was born on Aug. 22, 1922, in Pleasant Prairie Township, Martin County, the daughter of Henry William and Edith Louise (Thate) Campe. She attended District 23 country school and then graduated from the Granada High School. After her schooling, she worked as a bookkeeper for Woolworth’s in Fairmont. On Feb. 7, 1947, Cleo married Leonard Carl Meschke in Ceylon, MN. Cleo and Leonard raised three daughters and Cleo also worked as a clerk at Frisbie’s Corner Grocery for many years in Fairmont. Because of Leonard’s work they moved to Worthington and then Farmington, MN. After Leonard retired in 1982, they moved back to Fairmont. Leonard passed away on March 31, 2004 and Cleo moved into the Goldfinch Estates in 2008.
Cleo was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont and the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed golfing and played in several card clubs. Cleo loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a kind and loving grandma and will be greatly missed. She is survived by two daughters, Marsha Adamson of Lincoln, NE, Diane Sanders and her husband, Curtis “Bear,” of Truman, MN; five grandchildren, Todd Adamson of Lincoln, NE, Teri Ferguson and her husband, Russ, of Lincoln, NE, Ryan Sanders of Lewisville, MN, Kristine Leimer and her husband, Tom, of Rochester, MN, Jenna Sanders of Brookings, SD; two great-grandchildren, Carson and Brohdy Ferguson; three brothers, Leonard Campe (Joan) of Fairmont, Truman Campe of Granada, Lowell Campe (Shirley) of Emmetsburg, IA; sister, Ruby Rudy (Ken) of Spirit Lake, IA; sister-in-law, Lenore Wallace of N. Mankato, MN; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Leonard, Cleo was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kris Meschke; son-in-law, Richard Adamson; one sister, one brother, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eleanor and Ervin Wille, Philip and Anna Mae Campe, Shirley Campe, Floyd and Lucile Meschke, Harvey and Dorothy Meschke, Jack Wallace, Ruth and LaVere Erickson, Geneva and Horton White, Leno Meschke.