Douglas Meyenburg Sr., age 89, of East Bethel, died January 29, 2012 at home. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday, February 3rd at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in East Bethel with Rev. Brian Fragodt officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 2nd at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Douglas J. Meyenburg, Sr. was born August 24, 1922 in Montevideo to Herman and Marie (Tesnow) Meyenburg. He was raised in Montevideo and graduated from Montevideo High School. He served in the Army where he met and married Arlene Sexton on February 16, 1945 in Alabama. After the military service they lived in northeast Minneapolis and then moved to Coon Lake in August of 1952. Doug has lived in that house since that time. He was a mechanic and was employed in several locations. In the 1950’s he owned a gas station in northeast Minneapolis and later worked at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. He later worked for the City of East Bethel and became supervisor for the road and park division and established the city park system. Doug retired from the City of East Bethel after more than 20 years of service. After retirement he volunteered many hours for the City of East Bethel. He was a member of many community groups and was a member of the NRA and PERM. He especially loved his family and grandchildren and did many things to benefit them. Doug will be deeply missed by many.
Douglas Meyenburg, Sr. died January 29, 2012 at his home at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 5 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandy; great-granddaughter, Lauren; brother, Clem; and sister, Flo.
He is survived by 4 children, Doug (Bobbie) Meyenburg, Jr. of East Bethel, Sue (Terry) Stumvoll of Pequot Lakes, Don (Therese) Meyenburg of Isanti, Dave (Lori) Meyenburg of Vallejo, California; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; and by many extended family and friends.