Benjamin L. Meidinger

January 13, 1929October 13, 2013

Benjamin Meidinger, 84, of Phoenix, Arizona and formerly of Buhl, Minnesota passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was born in Eureka, South Dakota, then moved with his family to Yakima, Washington and graduated from Naches High School. He then became a Carpenter’s apprentice at the Hanford Atomic Energy Plant and in 1951 moved to Buhl where he established the M&M Woodworks business which he operated until 1969. Returning to construction, he was employed by American Bridge and became active with the Carpenters Local 606 of Virginia, serving as President from 1972-1985. He then served as union representative and a representative of the Minnesota Statewide District Council of Carpenters, Saint Paul, from 1985 until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0239, of Virginia and VFW Post 113, having served in the US Army, during the Korean War. He loved fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, playing cards, and gambling at the Casinos living life to the fullest. He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn, son Scott and daughters Susanne and Cynthia 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 4 sisters. Visitation will be Monday, October 21, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix. A committal service with military honors will follow at 1:00 PM at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.


  • Committal Service Monday, October 21, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2013

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Laura Filipovich

October 22, 2013

To Cindy and family,
While reading about a family friend in the Mesabi paper, I noticed your dads name. I am very sorry to hear about this loss for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Fond memories live on forever. Cherish them through this difficult time.

kevin kealy

October 21, 2013

To the Meidinger family.
Our prayers are with you. Ben was a great guy. He and Roz raised a great family.
God Bless Ben Meidinger!
Kevin & Rita Kealy

October 21, 2013

Thinking of everyone across the miles. Much love, thoughts, and prayers sent to you Auntie Rosalyn - Suzanne, Scott, and Cindy...May God continue to give you strength and peace each and every day...All our love, Stephanie, Darren, Drew, Hailey

Sharon Swanson

October 19, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your loss . I loved the picture in the paper, brought back memories of the dashing young man who was my buddy Sam's dad! Take good care of each other . Love to all, Sharon "Toni" (Maki) Swanson

Barb Briski

October 18, 2013

Dear Roz and family,
So sorry to read about Ben. We enjoyed meeting with you and Ben every year. George and I extend our sympathy and love

Mike Richtarich

October 18, 2013

Rosalyn and Family,
Saddened to read of Ben's passing. Thoughts and prayers from Buhl Friends.
Mike and Peggy

October 17, 2013

Dear Roz,
I just read the obit on my iPad that was published in the Mesabi. Dan and I are so sorry that Ben has died. I have thought of you and Ben many times over in the last few months, always meaning to call you but as most of us, we are tied up with things and put things aside. I will call you soon.our sympathy to you amd your family. Love Faye

Nancy Lind

October 17, 2013

Dear Meidinger Family,
Very sorry to hear of Ben's passing, I am also a Buhl/Kinney area accquanitance of your family. My brother Ed Maki lives in Phoenix. I frequent sunny AZ every other year. Cynthia and I used to email when she worked for WM. Hi to Cynthia! Again my deepest sympathy goes out to your family.
Nancy Maki Lind