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John Meirowsky

Services for retired railroad worker John E. Meirowsky, 82, who died Thursday at Newton Medical Center, were Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Newton. Interment was at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Florence.

He was born July 2, 1935, to George and Florence (Winkley) Meirowsky in Hillsboro. He and Betty Mathews were married July 5, 1958.

Meirowsky worked as a car man for Santa Fe Railroad. An avid angler and bowler, he also was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; daughters, Cynthia Timmons of Castle Rock, Colorado; Melinda Brennan of Wichita; Marcy Renollet of Newton; Janel Rogers of Newton; and Amy Yearout of Andover; son, Matt Meirowsky of Rapid City, South Dakota; eight grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

A brother, Francis, and an infant son, David, preceded him in death.

Memorials have been established with St. Mary’s Catholic School and Harvey County Special Olympics.

Last modified Feb. 8, 2018

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