Albert John Meinholz
Albert John Meinholz, age 63, of Middleton, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at UW Hospital and Clinics. He was born on September 19, 1954, in Madison, the son of William and Dorothy (Miller) Meinholz. Albert attended St. Peter Catholic School and church, where he was a lifelong member. He continued his education at Middleton HS graduating in 1972 and attended UW Madison Farm Short Course. Albert married Elaine Brunner in 1980 and together they had four sons. He later married Linda Leonard Cleary on July 14, 2007. Albert’s passion for farming at Blue Star Dairy with his dad and brothers helped influence him to start Meinholz Enterprises in 1993. He continued to grow the business and proudly earned the top dealer award in the nation for the last 4 years for GEA (Norbco Industries). He was also a dealer for Up North Plastics and Miraco. Albert loved attending UW sporting events, tractor pulls, but truly treasured spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Catholic Knights, Knights of Columbus, NFIB, Wisconsin, National FFA Foundations, Professional Dairy Producers and the Dairy Business Association.
Albert is survived by his wife Linda Meinholz; four sons, Matthew (Amanda), Travis, Alexander (fiance Lacey Ripp), Nicholas; step son, Kevin Cleary; three grandsons, Hudson and Logan Meinholz, Easton Cleary; three brothers, Louis (Joanne) Meinholz, Eugene (Jenny) Meinholz, Arthur (Lori) Meinholz, Linda’s brothers and sisters; sister-in-law, Nancy Meinholz; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Walter Meinholz; former wife, Elaine Meinholz; and step son, Chad Cleary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7121 County Rd K, Ashton, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, with Father John Meinholz presiding. Burial will be held at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church (Ashton) from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and also on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the Mass. The family wishes to thank all family and friends as well as the staff of UW Hospital Cardiac Unit for all of their wonderful care and support. Memorials may be made to a fund to be established. Please consider registering to become an organ donor. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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