Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Dianne L. Meinhardt, 67, Keokuk

Dianne (Dinah) Lee Meinhardt, 67, of Keokuk, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

Dianne (Dinah) Lee Meinhardt passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the age of 67.

      She was born June 3, 1953, the Daughter of Joseph and Flossie O’Shea. She was united in marriage to Jim Meinhardt October 16, 1981, the two just celebrating together 39 years of love before her passing.

     She is survived by her husband, Mother-in-law; Edna Meinhardt of Keokuk, her children; Dalyn (Manny) Huizar of Las Vegas, NV, Shawn Meinhardt, Steffanie (Ryan Toops) Meinhardt, both of Keokuk, IA, grandchildren; Kelsey Beloate of Las Vegas, Zoe Huizar of Cedar City, UT, Keegan Carter, Brodie Meinhardt, Jace, Jaren and Jolie Wade and Paige Toops, all of Keokuk, IA, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and her fur babies; Bristol, Tito, Sammy, and Gimli.

      Dinah graduated Western Illinois University in 1993 with a major in Social Work and a minor in Sociology. Her cumulative grade point average awarded her Cum Laude Honors. Shortly after graduation, Dinah accepted a position at Keokuk Housing Authority. She dedicated many years of her life helping families find and maintain homes with the assistance of The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Finishing her career and retiring as The Executive Director at Keokuk Housing Authority. 

      Family was Dinah’s entire life. She found her greatest joy in watching her grandchildren grow and enjoy life. She loved to travel, exploring and sight seeing with her and Jim frequenting their favorite destinations; New Orleans and Las Vegas. 

      She was an amazing friend and confidant. Often you could find her on the patio enjoying the sounds of children playing in the neighborhood, watching her pets play and just enjoying life’s beautiful peaceful moments

      Dinah was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law; Ed Meinhardt, sisters; Patty Moore, Mary Mortimer and Sally O’Shea, brothers; Jim Mortimer and Michael O’Shea, Andy O’Shea and Joseph O’Shea, and her sweet four legged best friend; Aggie.  

      There will be a Celebration of Dinah’s life at a later date. 

      On-line condolences may be sent to the family at

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