Guy Meskimen

Guy Meskimen passed away Sunday Aug. 4, 2013, at his home in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug, 8, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Inurnment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Guy was born on Aug. 6, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Charles and Bertha (Nagel) Meskimen.

Guy grew up in the Cedar Rapids area where he attended and graduated from Wilson High School in 1950.  After school, Guy served his country proudly in the Korean War in the United States Marines where he earned a Purple Heart and later an honorable discharge. In 1955 Guy married Carol Vaverka. They had four children and later divorced. After his time in service, Guy worked as a truck driver, eventually retiring after 50 years on the road.  On Dec. 7, 1985, Guy married Dian Nelson in Guttenberg. Together they made a home in Guttenberg while Guy enjoyed hunting and target shooting, fishing and “BS’ing.” He was a member of the American Legion and the Guttenberg Eagles Club.

Guy will be forever loved by his wife, Dian; children, Deena (Steve) Bernhardt of Iowa City, Scott Meskimen, Tami Kluth both of Cedar Rapids, Deb (Mark) Czarnecki of Beaver Dam, Wis., Rebecca Nelson of Lakeville, Minn., and Gordon (Cindy) Nelson, Jr. of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; six grandchildren, Chad Clinton, Neal Clinton, Abby Boer, Austin Kluth, Taylor Nelson and Sabrina Nelson; one brother, Roger Meskimen and many other relatives and friends.

Guy is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Steve Meskimen and Scott Nelson; and grandson, Michael Clinton.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the VA Hospitals and Clinics for their outpour of compassion and care that Guy received during his visits.

In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, Guy has requested that memorials be sent to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

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