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Clair E. Meredith

October 1, 1929 — August 17, 2020

Clair E. Meredith

Clair E. Meredith Clair Eugene Meredith, 90, of Lake Crystal, passed away peacefully at Crystal Seasons Living Center on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2020 at Jerusalem Cemetery, rural Lake Crystal, with Pastor Penny Johnson, Cambria Presbyterian Church, officiating. Lake Crystal Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Clair was born October 1, 1929, to Walter and Grace (Hughes) Meredith in Judson Township, Blue Earth County. He attended Lake Crystal Public Schools, graduating in 1948. Following graduation, he went to The Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He began working at Kato Engineering in Mankato in 1949 and retired from Kato in 1994. He was also very active in the family catering business. Clair was married to Verba J. Williams on September 25, 1950. Together they raised three daughters in their home on South Main Street in Lake Crystal. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, a 50+ year member of Bethel Lodge 103, a founding member of the Lake Crystal Jaycees, and a member of the Rodeo Days Committee.

Clair is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen Meredith, Apple Valley, Marsha (Richard) Jones, Cambria, and Marla Brown, Lake Crystal; four grandchildren, Ross (Lisa) Brown, New Ulm, Dylan (Chunmie) Brown, Mankato, Nathan (Heidi) Jones, Apple Valley, and Meredith Jones, Cambria; eleven great-grandchildren, Claire, Everett, Nathan, Kaya, Isabella, Henry, Hadley, Sawyer, Brody, Brenley, and Bayler; sister, Janice (John) Fredericksen, Lake Crystal, brother, Ralph (Gayle) Meredith, Scottsdale, AZ, sisters-in-law Rosemary (Gary) Muhlenbruck, Thornton, IA, Sherry Tisdale, Bay Minette, AL, brother-in-law, Sam (Regina) Williams, Hattiesburg, MS, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verba, in 2006; his parents, Walt and Grace; a daughter, Marlys Jane, at birth; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Chuck and Marilyn Williams; and brother-in-law, MacArthur Tisdale.

Clair will be remembered by his family as a selfless doer and caregiver, proud father, grandfather, and Taid. He was always the first to show up with his tools for family and friends needing any kind of assistance, and caring for his ailing wife for several years before her death, traveling far for gymnastics meets, and in the front row at every performance of his grandsons’ country band. People comment often on his kindness and his smile. He lived a good life and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Graveside Service

Friday, August 21, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Jerusalem Cemetery

224th St, MN 56055

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