Daniel John Meiergerd, 65, of rural Dodge, died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Private Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Saturday, January 9 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Aloys with Rev. Steve Emanuel as celebrant. The funeral will be live streamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page at facebook.com/stokelyfuneralhome. Private burial will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery. Public visitation with no family present will be Friday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home in West Point. Masks will be required at the visitation and funeral and seating will be socially distanced by household. Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the Guardian Angels Central Catholic Science Department. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Daniel John Meiergerd was born May 23, 1955 in West Point to Raymond and Genevieve (Stalp) Meiergerd. He attended Pebble Valley Catholic School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1974. Dan furthered his education at the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture before returning home to farm. On June 17, 1978, Dan married Leta Nygren at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at Aloys. The couple continued to farm and raise hogs on the Meiergerd homeplace.
Dan was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #2272. He was also a member of the Cuming County Pork Producers and Nebraska Pork Producers where he received many awards. His precision and attention to detail was evident in all his endeavors but was most prevalent in his intarsia woodworking. Dan and Leta have brought quality produce to the West Point farmers market for several years and managed the farmers market over the past year. Dan enjoyed fishing but was most fond of spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Leta; daughters, Sheryl (Mark) Partise of Columbia, MO, Angela (Brandon) Petersen of North Platte, and Michele (Matthew) Young of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Corryn and Aleah Partise, Madalyn Petersen, and Sophia and Brooklyn Young; father, Raymond “Ray” Meiergerd of West Point; sisters, Mary (Tim) Sine of Wright City, MO, Lois (Tim) Urwiler of Laurel, Jean (Michael) Kresnak of Wauwatosa, WI, and Rita (Mark) Kreutzer of Holdrege; and many nieces and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by his mother Genevieve “Jenny” Meiergerd in 1994 and sister, Dr. Susan Meiergerd Brozik in 2014.