CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Felix F. Meyerle, 87, died Sunday (Aug. 22, 2010) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
He was born on April 3, 1923, to Charles and Delia (Weyenberg) Meyerle on the family farm north of Holbrook, Nebraska in Gosper County. He attended country school and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1940.
After graduation from high school, he helped on the family farm. In March of 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He did boot camp at the Great Lakes Training Center in Michigan. After boot camp, he was transferred to the Sea-Bees at Camp Endicott in Davis, Rhode Island and later to Camp Parks in Shoemaker, California.
In August of 1944, he was deployed to the Pacific Theatre serving in Philippines, China and Hawaii. He was honorably discharged in April of 1946.
In 1947, he began to work construction in Arapahoe, Nebraska and later helped in the construction of the Trenton Dam. In 1954, he worked for the NSW Construction Company until 1970, when he began working for the Frenchman Irrigation District until his retirement in 1996.
In 1958, he was united in marriage to Juliane Anna Flugel at St. Patrick Catholic Church in McCook. The couple made their home in Cambridge.
He was a member of the St. Germanus Catholic Church in Arapahoe, and later the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cambridge. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Juliane; daughter, Gloria P. Meyerle of Denver, Colorado; two brothers, Paul and wife, Betty Meyerle of Cambridge, and Jerry Meyerle of Holbrook; and sister, Lois Bradshaw of Kingsville, Texas.
Funeral Mass is Wednesday, 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cambridge with the Rev. Barnhill officiating. Inurnment will be in the Miller Cemetery north of Holbrook.
The recitation of the rosary will precede the services at 9:30 a.m.
Memorials may be left to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Friends may leave condolences online at lockenour.com
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.