Devoine “Dee” Meiners

Devoine “Dee” Marvin Meiners, age 76, of Eitzen, MN passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester, MN. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4 at St. Luke’s Church, Eitzen, MN with Pastor Michael McCann officiating. Burial followed in the St. Luke’s Church, North Cemetery with military honors by the Kenneth Casey VFW Post 5603 of New Albin and the United States Navy Funeral Honor Guard.

Devoine was born September 5, 1944 in Caledonia, MN to Marvin and Ella Mae (Schroeder) Meiners. Dee was a 1962 graduate of Caledonia High School. In 1962, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served three years on active duty as an electrician. April 9, 1966, Devoine married Barbara Jean Hagen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN, and they have shared 55 years of marriage.

After his military service, Dee farmed near Eitzen, MN for four years. The family then moved to Windom, MN, where he repaired electric motors and sold farm equipment. In 1982, he bought a farm machinery business in Wykoff, MN and called it D & B Agri Systems. After eight years, he began to transition to fertilizer and soil consulting, which became MN Bio-Ag. In 2018, Dee proudly handed his business over to his son, Brandon, who continues to run it today.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his children, DeeAnn (Kurt) Snaza of Mankato, MN, Damon (Deborah) of Brooklyn Park, MN, Brian (Katie) of Owatonna, MN, Brent (Michelle) of Owatonna, MN and Brandon (Katherine) of Eitzen, MN; 11 grandchildren, Jenna, Jacob, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Haley, Dylan, Jack, Isaiah, Emma, Ellie and Calvin; his siblings, Harley and Joanne Meiners of Caledonia, MN, Allen and Connie Meiners of Eitzen, MN, and Glenda and Jim Miller of Caledonia, MN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ella; his father, Marvin; and his sister, Jeanette, in infancy.

Memorials are preferred to the Eitzen Fire Department or the Kenneth Casey VFW Post 5603 of New Albin. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Caledonia Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.jandtfredrickson.com.

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