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Former Liberty Principal Robert Meek dies at 81

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Former Liberty Middle School Principal Robert G. Meek passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton, Mont. He was 81.

He was a teacher in the Highland, Hammond and Chesterton schools and a school administrator with the Duneland Schools for more than 20 years. He is probably best known as the former principal of LMS.

Born July 30, 1928 in Pleasant Lake, Ind., he was the son of Joseph N. and Buelah N. (Dreher) Meek. He graduated from Pleasant Lake High School and was an Army veteran, serving in the 24th Infantry Division in Japan and again in Korea. He was a graduate of Ball State University and received both a bachelorís degree and a masterís degree.

He was an active member of Legion Post 503 and a Mason 33rd Degree at Masonic Lodge 735. He was also a score keeper for the Chesterton High School football team for many years. He spent his life devoted to his community and the youth of his community.

He will always be remembered as the man about town in his blue 1935 Plymouth Coupe with a rumble seat.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane of Great Falls, Mont.; daughter Amy (husband Bruce) Faulhaber of Great Falls; grandsons Matthew Hobbs of Corinth, Texas and Christopher Hobbs of Carrollton, Texas; sisters Agnes Fryer of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Beatrice Myers of Minong, Wisc.; sister-in-laws Betty Meek of Pleasant Lake, Ind. and Joyce Meek of Ashley, Ind.; and nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

He is preceded in death by both his parents, brothers Kennard, Leonard, Marlin and Roy and his son Don.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Posted 2/22/2010