The Class of 1961

Lois Abresch
Gloria Beck
Judy Beckman
Dave Block
John Bobzin
Connie Bohlmann
Gary Borcherding
Keith Brosz
Lois Bruns
Jim Diers
Cliff Doll
Dennis Endorf
Dave Felten
Judy Friesen
Rosalyn Frohm
Paul Grauer
Cecelia Gruenwald
Judy Hollar
Ron Krueger
Diane Kuhlberg
Sharon Lase
Rita Marquardt
Ken Meier
Dave Meyer
Larry Noack
Sandi Rhode
Tom Sass
Ed Schade
Ben Schumacher
Dan Seim
Rhea Sprecher
Kathy Theiss
Leroy Tietjen
Donna Watson

Ken Meier
Kearney, MO


Ken Meier

Baxter Springs, Kansas

Now in 2011. . .

Kearney, Missouri


After graduation, I attended, K-State, Manhattan and Pittsburg.
In 1968, I moved to Kansas City, Missouri and went to work at Ford Motor Company.

A fellow co-worker introduced me to Brenda in l969. We dated for 6 months before we were married.

I married Brenda Hedges on December 26, 1970. We lived in Independence, Missouri for 14 years. In 1984 we moved to Kearney, Mo where we still live. We have 6 acres in the country. Our four-bedroom house has more room than we need. Both of our children are now on their own.

Ken Meier1Ken Meier2Our daughter, Kimberly, was born on December 24, l973. Kimberly received a degree in Chemistry from Missouri Western College in St. Joseph, MO. She, also, completed a Marketing /Management Degree from Park University in Parkville, Missouri. She is currently working at SAF Bioscience as an analytical chemist. She and her four legged friend, Kindle, live near KCI airport in Kansas City, MO.

Our son, Chris, was born on June 14,1976. Chris graduated from MU with both a Chemistry and Biology degree. He just completed his first year in Pharmacy School. Chris and Cristina were married on November 26, 2011. They live near the Farmer's Market in Kansas City, MO. They reside in a two bedroom apartment with their two French Mastifs, Bacchus and Bea.

Brenda retired in 2003 after 34 years of teaching fourth grade for the Independence School District. She spends time with family and friends.

Ken's daughterKen's sonAfter 40 years of working , I retired from Ford Motor in 2007. I stay busy working outside. I enjoy planting new fruit trees and cutting down old trees. There is always something to do outside.

I am currently an elder for our church, Trinity Lutheran in Kearney, MO. Also, I am one of the early members of the ACELC.