WISHEK -- The graveside service for Jeffery Joseph Meidinger will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct.9, at St. James Lutheran Cemetery. 

Jeffrey, son of Joseph and Melvina (Meidinger) Meidinger was born in Wishek on Jan. 13, 1956. Jeffrey attended Wishek Public School and graduated from high school in May of 1974. He quickly decided that college was not a good fit and entered the work force instead. Jeffrey was a machinist in the Portland, Ore., area for most of his adult life. He moved back to Wishek in 2009. At the time of his death Jeff was employed by a local rancher. It was a job that allowed him to work in the solitude that he cherished.

Jeffrey abruptly passed from this life on Oct. 3, 2017. He was 61 years old.

Survivors include his father, Joseph Meidinger and two sisters, Doris (James) Bettenhausen and Sandra (Patrick) Marback.

He was preceded in death by his mother Melvina Meidinger. (Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek)