Date of Death:  July 14, 2021

Service Details

Visitation will be held Friday, July 30, 2021 from 11am until time of memorial service beginning at 12pm at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, MI 49093 with Pastor Brian Lutz officiating.

Obituary Notice

Austin Ray Meints, 88, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

He was born in Kalamazoo Michigan on November 26, 1932 the son of Henry and Irene (Shedor) Meints.

He was employed at a paper mill in Kalamazoo and also as a machinist at Lear Plastics in Three Rivers for many years.

On April 7, 1974 he married Anna Jo Compton. Together, the couple enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. Austin was an avid sportsman who loved fishing, golfing, bowling, and ballroom dancing. He was kindhearted but would not hesitate to give you his opinion. He loved all of his children and was very proud of them.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his daughters, Debbie (Alan) Pugh of Fort Worth, TX, Joan (Mike) Ridnour of Three Rivers, MI, Linda Heslet of Dallas, TX, and Diane Ridnour of Dowagiac, MI; sons, Steve (Janice) Meints of Portage, MI, Dr. Jason (Stephanie) Meints of Petoskey, MI, Ken (La Vonda) Stokes of Marcellus, MI, and Jim (Ann) Stokes of San Antonio, TX. He had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jo Meints, and son, Michael Meints.

Additional Information

Donations in Austin’s memory may be directed to Dementia Society of America. Envelopes are available and may be sent to the funeral home in care of arrangements.

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