OBITUARY

Kenneth Ray Meis

August 16, 1936October 2, 2020

Kenneth (Ken) Meis gained his wings on October 2, 2020, (Feast day of the Holy Guardian Angels), after a short but aggressive battle with cancer. Ken was born in Catherine, Kansas on August 16, 1936. He met Darlene Urban at just 15 years old. They were married at Saint Fidelis Catholic Church (The Little Cathedral of the Plains) in Victoria, Kansas on June 21, 1958. Ken held many jobs throughout his lifetime, but excelled greatly in his career as a carpenter and cabinet maker, construction worker, foreman, and superintendent. He was superintendent for the construction of the Blinder, Robinson & Co. building and later took the job as that building’s facility manager. The Blinder building was one of his biggest construction projects, but he also helped build other skyscrapers in Denver and was an inspector for the construction of the Denver International Airport (DIA). He was a longtime resident of Westminster, Colorado.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; Aegidius and Celestina Meis; wife, Darlene Meis, and her parents, Boniface and Georgina Urban; brothers-in-law, Ron Booth and Dale Armstrong, and sister-in-law, Gracia Lee Rassette. He is survived by his brothers, Gary Meis and Daniel Meis; sisters, Darlene Booth and Francis Amidon; sons, Kevin Meis and Kelan Meis; daughter-in-law, Eileen Meis; brother-in-law, Michael Amidon; sister-in-law, Roxanne Armstrong; grandchildren, Benjamin Meis and Rosemary Meis; great-grandson, Oliver Masterson; lifelong friend, Brigitte Rieser, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was known for his loving heart, generosity, intelligence, and hardworking nature. There wasn’t a question he couldn’t answer. He had an avid love of the outdoors. He introduced his children and grandchildren to his favorite hobbies and joined them on their many adventures throughout his lifetime. Ken will be remembered for his love of God, his pristine attention to detail, his talents in construction and multiple skilled trades, always remembering to add you and your family to his prayers, and his renowned ability to always catch that fish. Ken/Kenny/Dad/Grandpa, you were loved by so many and a friend to all. Though we will miss you, we are happy you are reunited with all those you loved and we are lucky to have you now as our guardian angel.

Services

23 October

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

7595 N Federal Blvd
Westminster, CO 80030

23 October

Committal Service

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery

10201 Grant St
Thornton, CO 80229

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Robert Romero

October 22, 2020

Thanks for being a great neighbor and a second father to me for the past 47 years. Your kindness and love to a little kid, teenager and adult was truly appreciated. Memories: Camping trips, listing to you work inside your house, country music playing, helping me catch my first fish, chasing after Whiskey (the family dog), being with you and Kelan in front of the TV when we word came that Hank Aaron broke the all time home run record, traveling to Utah to be at my wedding, visiting Mother Cabrini Shrine, Lookout Mountain, sharing your family with our family. The list goes on. It will never be forgotten. Thanks for all the love these many years. You are truly a saint. Rest In Peace.

Fran Amidon

October 12, 2020

Miss you so much, you were a special man and brother. I can't believe your gone but I know you are in heaven with all of our family and friends that have passed on. Love and kisses from your little Sis

Donald Kaberlein

October 12, 2020

When Don and I think of Ken, the first thought that comes to our mind will always be, "What a kind man"
We always enjoyed our time spent with Ken and Kelan when they made their trips back to Kansas.
We never realized all the things Ken accomplished in his lifetime, he was not a person to talk about himself, he only spoke kindly of his family and friends.
I was a bridesmaid when Ken and Dolly where married .their marriage was a true love story.
Ken was truly a man of faith. Our deepest sympathy to all.
Don & Donna Kaberlein

Lachell Martinez (Romero)

October 9, 2020

when I was younger I used to tell everyone my Nina and Nino were famous singers, as I only knew them as Dolly and Kenny, I did this till I was 13. Thank you for being the best Nino in the world. I love you always and forever. send my love to my Nina

Rosemary Meis

October 9, 2020

My Grandpa meeting my son Oliver, his first and only great grandchild last year.

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