Alfred E. Meerstein, Jr., 89, of Plymouth, WI went to be with the Lord Friday, April 22, 2016 at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center.

Alfred was born June 11, 1926 in Plymouth, a son of the late Alfred and Ella (Abraham) Meerstein Sr.. He attended Plymouth grade school and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1945. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. He married Lorraine E. Limberg on September 12, 1953 at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, volunteering at the church and was an usher for 50 years.

Alfred served in the U.S. Navy from September, 1944 to June, 1946, training at the Great Lakes Naval Station and Newport, Rhode Island. He served on the USS Bremerton in the Pacific during World War II.

Alfred worked for Kraft Cheese Co., Cleveland Container Co., A&P Cheese Co., and retired from Great Lakes Cheese. He enjoyed playing softball for Kraft Cheese and the Plymouth city team. He played basketball for the Arndt’s team and also on the Plymouth city team.

Alfred was very family oriented attending his children and grandchildren’s athletic events. He loved playing cards with family and spending Friday’s playing Sheepshead at Generations. He also enjoyed playing in a Monday dartball league.

Alfred is survived by his three children: Marilyn (David) Vorpagel of Plymouth, Judy (Joel) Dykstra of Plymouth and Mark (Kellie) Meerstein of Green Bay; nine grandchildren: Tyler (Jenny) Vorpagel, Justin (Tiffany) Vorpagel, Emily Vorpagel, Alex Dykstra, Benjamin Dykstra, Morgan Meerstein, Samuel Meerstein, Elijah Meerstein, Alexandria Meerstein, and one expected great grandchild; one sister: Donna Gray of Berryville AR; sisters-in-law: Vivian Meerstein of Plymouth, Agnes Meerstein of Plymouth and Janet Limberg of Plymouth. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, along with Jeremy his special canine companion also survive.

Alfred was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years: Lorraine; brothers: Victor, Ray and Elmer Meerstein; sisters: Luetta (Carlton) Lehman, Delores (Mel) Owens, and Beatrice (Norm) Buelke; brothers-inlaw: Warren (Ruth) Limberg and Marvin Limberg.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 at St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth with Rev. Nathan Meador officiating. Friends and family may visit at the church, 222 Stafford St. from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m.. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Plymouth.

A memorial fund has been established in Alfred’s name.

The family would like to thank his neighbors and friends who watched over him and the staff of Rocky Knoll.

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