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George Michael Meketa
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“I went to Facebook to look you up today. I had not communicated with you since our high school reunion in 2009. You were a wonderful individual and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Janice Wikgren - Tucson, AZ

“Mike I hope you find peace love and light on the other side ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Needleman - Sister

“Barbara, I am sending prayers for strength and mercy in your time of need, my condolences goes out to you and your Family. May God Bless and keep you! ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Taylor-Fleming - St. Louis, MO

“We were so sorry to hear about the passing of George and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. John & Judi Shaw ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: JUDI SHAW - St. Louis, MO

“Even though we did not know Mike well, we considered you, Barb, to be one of our special friends. Sometimes God has a plan even though we do not...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Cary and Teresa Smith - Swansea, IL

“I love you to the moon and back PawPaw Mike. I miss you very much. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Manny Noethen - Red Bud, IL

“Still just waiting for my usual phone call about the cardinals game. To hear who he was tired of or why they put him in. Talk about the carpenter...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Brian Meketa - Highland, IL - Son

8 of 10 | Posted by: RICHARD T. MERCER - TROY, IL

“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done! The ship has weathered every wrack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear,...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Meketa - Belleville, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with George's family. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy and Mike Milam - IL

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George Michael Meketa, 55, of New Athens, IL; born on April 22, 1960 in Shelby, OH; passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Meketa was a building maintenance worker. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, IL and attended St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL. He was a member of the Freeburg Knights of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents - George Albert Meketa and Helen Louise, nee Mercer, Leezy.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, nee Napier, Meketa whom he married on May 2, 2002 in Belleville, IL. One son - Brian (fiance - Katie Crockett) of Highland, IL. Two grandsons - Emanuele Noethen; Isaac Meketa. One brother - John Thomas Meketa of Belleville, IL. Three sisters - Linda Susan (William) Cunningham of Chicago, IL; Nancy Katherine (Michael) Milam of Mount Zion, IL; Mary Patricia (Mitchell) Needleman of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 9:00am to 9:45am.

Funeral: A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.