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November 5, 1931 November 5, 2018
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Joseph Michael “Joe” Mehl, Sr., age 87, of Billings, Missouri, passed away peacefully on his birthday, Monday, November 5, 2018 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on November 5, 1931 in Billings, Missouri, the son of Martin F. and Mary Rose (Ortwein) Mehl.

Joe was united in marriage to Geraldine Ruth “Jerri” Rinck on January 25, 1999.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserves for over 30 years and worked at Dayco in the Research and Development department before retiring from both.

A lifelong resident of Billings, Joe was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, serving as an usher for the church, and was in their men’s club. Joe was instrumental in organizing the Billings Fire Department, where he was the assistant fire chief, and he worked many years as a volunteer firefighter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling, and he also square danced at the Ozark Jubilee.

Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was known for his kind smile, warm greetings, and his firm handshake. He had a curiosity for life, and a love for sharing his knowledge of nature and the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donnis Patricia Deely; a son, Joseph Michael “Joe” Mehl, Jr; grandson, Zachary Mehl; his parents; and siblings, Charles Mehl and Mary K. “Dee” Mehl.

He is survived by his wife, Jerri; daughters, Trish (Jody) Bramer, Teresa Mehl, and Katherine (Robert de Carle) Mehl; a daughter in law, Becky Mehl: step children, Rick (Anne) Lawson, Pam (Jacob) Gideon, and Sheila Allen; six grandchildren, Heather Mehl, Lucas Mehl, Stephanie Mehl, Amelia Bramer; Anna de Carle, and Eleanor de Carle; four step grandchildren, Brandon Banzet, Tonya Gideon, Andrea Gideon, and Amanda Patterson; two great grandchildren, Cy and Kasen; a brother, Raymond Mehl; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other extended family and friends.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with the Rosary at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Meadors Funeral Home, 101 NE Pine, Billings, MO 65610. The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, November 9, 2018, by Bishop Edward M. Rice, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Billings. Burial will follow the service in St. Joseph Cemetery, Billings. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website at

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6:00 PM 11/8/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/8/2018 8:00:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Billings Chapel

101 NE Pine Street
Billings, MO 65610

Rosary at 7:00 P.M.

Meadors Funeral Home - Billings Chapel
101 NE Pine Street Billings 65610 MO
United States

funeral mass




10:00 AM 11/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

320 N.W. Washington Ave.
Billings, MO 65610

St. Joseph Catholic Church
320 N.W. Washington Ave. Billings 65610 MO
United States

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St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

St Joseph Road
Billings, MO 65610

St Joseph Road Billings 65610 MO
United States

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