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Father Dennis W. Meinen

February 6, 1951 — November 14, 2023

Sioux City, Iowa

  Father Dennis W. Meinen, 72, of Sioux City passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, will be the main celebrant. The mass will be live streamed at the following link:  https://youtu.be/UvnFqtkR9bw Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 17, 2023 from 4-7 p.m., with a Rosary and Vigil service beginning at 5:00 p.m., all at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to www.meyerbroschapels.com.

  Dennis W. Meinen was born on February 6, 1951 in Sioux City, the son of Vincent and Rose (Gallagher) Meinen. He graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 1969. He went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard for four years, from 1969-1973. He attended Briar Cliff College, and then went on to seminary at LaSalle Extension University and Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.

  He was ordained at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City on May 29, 1987. His assignments over the years included: Parochial Vicar at Blessed Sacrament Parish from 1987-1990; Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish from 1990-1993; Pastor at St. Boniface Parish in Charter Oak (also serving Ute) from 1993-1995; Pastor at St. Columbkille Parish in Churdan (also serving Cedar 1995-1996 and Scranton 1996-2000) from 1995-2000. He was Chaplain at Holy Spirit Retirement Home from 2003-2020.

  Father Meinen was involved in many organizations across Siouxland, including: Chaplain of Scouting for the Sioux City Diocese; Faithful Friar of the Garrigan Assembly – Knights of Columbus; Columnist for the Lumen Catholic newspaper; was a member of the Calix society; and served on a committee on disabilities within the Sioux City Diocese. Father Meinen’s involvement was widespread within the community and was an example for those afflicted with disability.

  Survivors include his brothers: Donald Meinen of Olathe, KS, Gene (Kay) Meinen of San Antonio, TX, and James Meinen of Tucson, AZ; nephews: Patrick Meinen of Virginia, and Michael Meinen of Texas; niece, Marie Fields of Florida; step-niece, Catherine Skelton of Missouri; and numerous cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Gerald Anthony Meinen; and a sister-in-law, Cynthia Meinen.

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Visitation

Friday, November 17, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Cross Parish St Michael Catholic Church

2223 Indian Hills Dr, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Prayer Service

Friday, November 17, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Cross Parish St Michael Catholic Church

2223 Indian Hills Dr, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Mass

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Parish St Michael Catholic Church

2223 Indian Hills Dr, Sioux City, IA 51104

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