Clifton Bernard Mealey
September 21, 1910 - September 07, 2001
Birthplace: Faribank, Iowa
Resided In: Vinton, Iowa

Visitation 9/9/2001
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 9/10/2001
Red Oak Presbyterian Church
Burial 09/10/2001
Evergreen Cemetery

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Clifton B. Mealey, age 90, of Vinton, Iowa, formerly of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 7, 2001 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa following an extended illness.

Clifton was born in Fairbank, Iowa on September 21, 1910 to Jerome and Bertha (Weibel) Mealey. In 1914 the family moved to Elgin, where Clifton graduated from Elgin High School in 1927. He graduated from Creighton University in 1934 with a B. S. degree in commerce. On November 7, 1937 he married Velma Fife at Rockport, MO. Velma preceded her husband in death in March 1997. Clifton served his country in the European Theatre during World War II. Clifton was in the mercantile, banking and automotive fields, and was an ardent aviation enthusiast, being a pilot for many years. He was a former elder and trustee of the United Presbyterian Church in Red Oak and was a member of the Red Oak American Legion.

He is survived by his daughter: Kathy Ripperdan of Vinton, IA; four grandchildren: Robert Ripperdan and wife Carol of Kingston, TN, Cynthia Kerstetter and husband Keith of Willmar, MN, Jennifer Downard and his wife Robert of New Berlin, WI, Steve Mealey and wife Sheryl of Bloomington, MN; and seven great grandchildren, Sarah Ripperdan, Samuel, Michael, and Thomas Kerstetter, Jessica Downard, and Paul and Sarah Mealey.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, September 10, 2001 at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church with Pastor Keith Kerstetter officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, September 9, 2001. A memorial fund is being established.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.


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