OBITUARY - JOSEPH LOUIS MEINDL, Ph.D.
November 9, 1932 - October 6, 2010
Joseph L. MEINDL, Ph.D. 77 of Blockton, passed away October 6, 2010 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.
Dr. MEINDL was born November 9, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA to Frank and Margaret (KERIN) MEINDL. He graduated from
high school and then went on to get his doctoral degree in education. He was a career educator at the university
level retiring from St. Louis University in 1998.
Joe married Dr. Ellen Carmelita O'CONNER in 1970 in St. Louis,
MO. They moved back to Blockton 10 years ago where he settled and farmed. He was a member of Immaculate Conception
Church in Maloy, Iowa.
Survivors include his brother Dr. George (Mary E.) MEINDL of Pinehurst, NC; two nieces and
four great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Margaret MEINDL and his wife Dr. Carmelita MEINDL on September
Visitation was Thursday, October 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Wilson-Armstrong Funeral Home at Mount Ayr.
Funeral mass was said at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Mount Ayt at 10:00 a.m., with interment Friday,
October 8, 2010, at St. Mary's Cemetery, Maloy, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
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