Lynda “Cork” Mesloh was born to Mildred P. (Frey) and Norman Kaforke July 15, 1942 at Hastings, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully December 23, 2019 at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska following a short battle with cancer.
Cork attended Red Cloud Public Schools and graduated in May of 1960. She was united in marriage with Rolland “Pete” Mesloh September 18, 1960. This union was blessed with a daughter, Brenda Lee. The marriage later ended in divorce.
Cork was a strong supporter of 4-H and led the “Little Squaws” 4-H club for several years. She was employed with the Village Pharmacy for over 20 years and truly enjoyed working with the public. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud and also volunteered at the Willa Cather Opera House.
She loved to shop for “bargains” at garage sales and was always starting a new collection. She also enjoyed cooking and was always testing a new recipe on her friends and family.
Preceding her in death were her mother and father, Mildred and Norman Kaforke, and her son-in-law, Terry Kiene.
Left to treasure her memory are her daughter, Brenda Puckett and husband, Dan, and his children, Dorian and Mackenzie Puckett; other relatives and her many friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, 2:00 pm, December 27, 2019 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with Rev. Jeffery Kuddes and Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm at the funeral home and Friday, 11:30 am to service time at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Webster County Community Hospital or Zion Lutheran Church.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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