July 24, 1944 - August 1, 2017


Services will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Old Village Hall in Rice for Norman L. Meinert, age 73, who passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday at his residence. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Friday at the Old Village Hall, Rice, MN. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Norman was born July 24, 1944 in Langola Township to Leo & Henrietta (Larson) Meinert. He loved the farm, calling bingo with the Senior Citizen Group, and was a proud member of the Rice Sportsman Club. Norman enjoyed wildlife, trapping gophers, keeping score at the ball fields, mowing the lawn, and following the citizens of the Rice area. Norman was well known in Rice and enjoyed walking and making his rounds in town enjoying conversations along the way. He was a gentle, kind, genuine, selfless and caring man.

Norman is survived by his friends with the Sportsman Club, AA group, friends in Rice, Sheila, Eric,Grace, and Rick Burski; cousins, Victor (Karen), Emily and Henry of Rice; and many others. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Daril.

Memorials to Meals on Wheels and the Rice Sportsman Club.