Donald Meinen


July 29, 1946 - November 11, 2018


Donald Meinen, 72, Chamberlain, SD died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake.

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 16 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Donald Arthur Meinen was born on July 29, 1946 in Mitchell, SD to Arthur and Frances (McManus) Meinen. Don grew up on a farm near Fulton, SD and attended Fulton Schools for 12 years and later General Beadle in Madison for four years. He moved to Chamberlain, SD where he began his 24-year teaching and coaching career. He stayed in Chamberlain and worked for the city for another 14 years before his retirement.

Don was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Elk Foundation, and the Shooting Range in Chamberlain. He also taught Gun Safety Courses for many years. Don was always hunting or fishing and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed gardening and his life on the river.

He is survived by his brothers, Leon (Debbie) Meinen of Rapid City, and Delvin (Paula) Meinen of Larchwood, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and niece Jessica Deines.




None Scheduled


Friday, November 16, 2018
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Posted by K. Hope on November 30, 2018
sincere sympathies to the Meinen. At this sad and trying time, keep God's sure promises in your hearts and minds. God’s Word says, "There will be a resurrection." Acts 24:15. Wishing you comfort.
Posted by Rhonda McGregor on November 16, 2018
He will always be Coach Meinen to me. My interaction with Coach started with him being my middle school science teacher as well as football * wrestling coach. After he retired from teaching & worked at GF&P he was my sons' instructor for the hunter safety course. I was a bit shocked when he ended up at White Lake but I was honored to be included in our team of care givers. RIP Coach - you've touched many, many lives & will be remembered fondly - a warm spot in my heart & a smile on my face, Thanx Coach!!
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