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Robert L. Meikle

d. December 13, 2016

Robert L. "Red" Meikle, age 92, of Gustavus township, OH, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in Englewood, FL in his winter home. Robert was born January 19, 1924, in Vernon township, OH, a son of Howard E. and Eva M. (Bloss) Meikle. A lifetime area resident, Robert was a 1942 graduate of Gustavus High School and never missed a class reunion in 74 years. He owned and operated a dairy and beef farm for many years. He was also employed by Kraft Foods in Kinsman for 15 years; and owned and operated Meikle CB Radio & TV Repair service for 50 years. Robert also served as groundskeeper for Gustavus Cemetery for over 30 years. He was also member of the Gustavus Federated Church. Robert married Ardena M. (Sisley) on October 19, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2013. He is also preceded by his parents; his son, Warren E. Meikle; and his sister, Ruth Bush. He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia Cobb of Berea, OH, his three sons, Terry (Bonnie) Meikle of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son, Nelson Meikle of Gustavus, OH, and son, Robert (Michelle) Meikle of Granville, OH; 12 Grandchildren; and 12 Great Grandchildren. Robert will be cremated and a private service will be held in Gustavus Cemetery in Spring of 2017. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions made to Gustavus Township, P.O. Box 14 Farmdale, OH 44417. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, OH, will be handling the arrangements with an online guestbook available at

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Gustavus Cemetery
St. Rt. 193
Gustavus Township OH 44417

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