COL. FREDERICK MEIWALD U.S. Air Force, Retired Colonel Frederick Meiwald, 70, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, after a prolonged illness. Raised in Havre, Mont., his formal education included a BS degree in mathematics (Rocky Mountain College) and a MS degree in information science (Georgia Tech). Commissioned in 1963, his 28-year career with the U.S. Air Force included assignments with the Air Force Communications Command, the Strategic Air Command, and the Space Command. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. A Las Vegas resident for 21 years, Fred had two passions, one of which was woodworking. An avid square dancer, Fred will be missed by a legion of friends belonging to the Las Vegas valley square dancing community. Fred is survived by his mother, Winifred; wife, Bonita; his daughter, Susan; son-in-law, Michael; and two brothers, Frank and Donald. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Scholarship Fund, Rocky Mountain College, attention Advancement Office, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102.

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Time flies but Fred will not be forgotten
August 12, 2020
Bonnie and Family:
I stopped to see Winifred yesterday in Kalispell and she told me of Fred's passing. My prays go out to you. I have alway concerned Fred's dad, Roy, as my second father. I have known Fred for at least 50 years. Summers were great, with Fred and Bonnie visitng in Montana with his mom in tow, seeing all their old friends. He will be missed. God bless.
Tony Sitzmann
East Glacier Park, MT
November 10, 2012
Susy and I were saddened to learn of Fred's passing. I will always remember him as a young man in Great Falls. I was looking forward to seeing him at the reunion. He will be missed. Our condolences to Bonnie and all his loved ones.
August 23, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bonnie. Fred was a very special man. He leaves us with some fond memories and gratitude for having known his friendship.
Michael and Betty Hopkins
August 21, 2012
What a wonderful person. He will be missed greatly, but we have a lot of fond memories. Hugs
Jane Hanson
August 20, 2012
Bonnie I am so sorry to learn of Fred's death. A great person. I am so happy to have met the two of you. Your friendshop meant a lot to me during the bad time I was having. You two gave me the courage not to give up. He will be missed by all that knew him. I am in Alaska, will be in the Las Vegas middle of Oct. Will call then. God Bless. Manuel A. Wallace
Manuel Wallace
August 20, 2012
Fred will be greatly missed by Jay and I. We considered him a very good friend. Our prayers are with Bonnie. He is resting in peace and Gods arms now.
Esther and Jay
August 20, 2012
Bonnie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Bonnie, remember to use Fred's prayer shawl when you need it. Love and hugs.
Mike and Sue White
August 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Fred was a good man and will be missed.
"The memory of a good person is a blessing."
Proverbs 10:7
Laurie and Larry Criswell
August 20, 2012
Fred was a true gentleman in every way.
Ron Plummer
August 20, 2012
So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He will be sorely missed. Rita Dorn
August 19, 2012
It was an honor to have Fred & Bonnie as friends and square dance partners. We will miss you Fred.

Joan Rance Dreyer
August 19, 2012