George T. Meister, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.)

George T.  Meister, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.)

January 28, 1933 – December 17, 2020


George spent his career in the credit union industry–Past President of Omaha Federal Credit Union (Omaha) and SAC Federal Credit Union (now Cobalt Credit Union) – Omaha).

He finished his career at the University of North Dakota Federal Credit Union in Grand Forks, ND.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita K.; brother, Paul E.; daughter, Debbie Brookstein; granddaughter, Marci Mainus; grandson Jupiter Marley; great-grandson, Alfy Vaccaro; great-granddaughter, Anna Vaccaro.  He is survived by brother, Harry R.; children: Margy Ryan (Stephen Charest), Mary Lynn Vaccaro (Al), Arnold Meister (Jan), Bob Meister, Karen Martens (Dan), Joe Waller, Patty Stockwell (Wendell), and Greg Meister (Rain Dove); son-in-law, Spencer Brookstein; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; dear friends, Donna and Steve Laturnus.

Memorials are suggested to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home.  Services and Interment at a later date when it is safe to gather.


George was a lifelong basketball FANATIC! While in college at Creighton University (College of Business, 1955) he coached the varsity basketball team at Sacred Heart High School. He coached his daughter’s rec. league basketball team at the YMCA. He coached his grandson’s YMCA Rec league basketball team. He LIVED for his Creighton Blue Jays, Lady Jays and Lady Sioux basketball teams. He was a season ticket holder and booster of all for many years. When he passed on the morning of Dec. 17 he had basketball on the TV (ESPN) and the speaker near his ear. Basketball was one of the things, after family, that he loved the most.



  • Stephen Meister Posted December 18, 2020 4:17 pm

    Love you, Uncle George! May I carry your kindness and compassion to the world who needs it now. Rest easy,

  • Mike Meister Posted December 18, 2020 5:12 pm

    Rest easy Uncle George. Until we meet again. Go Jays!!!

  • Cathy Meister Posted December 18, 2020 5:35 pm

    Will miss you Uncle George. Find my dad and have a great gab fest with your brother. Then watch some basketball together. Love you.

  • Jean Meister Anderson Posted December 18, 2020 5:51 pm

    I love you Uncle George! The way you prioritized all of us will always be remembered!

  • Kaylie Posted December 18, 2020 6:29 pm

    I love you grandpa George ❤️

  • Matthew Meister Posted December 18, 2020 8:01 pm

    You were the kind of uncle that inspired me. I am an uncle many times over and someday I hope my nieces and nephews think of me as fondly as I think of you.

  • Linda,Rob, and David Posted December 19, 2020 3:26 pm

    How sad to hear of George’s passing. He and Rita were strong friends of Linda, LeRoy, Rob and David back in the Williston days. (LeRoy passed in 2014). RIP dear friend! So glad you have Rita by your side again! ❤️🙏❤️

  • Chelsea Posted December 19, 2020 7:21 pm

    I love you grandpa George!

  • Cathy Day Posted December 22, 2020 12:04 pm

    Prayers to your family! I worked with George when he was CEO of SAC credit union. I enjoyed so much talking with him and learning from him. He even sent me a congratulations card when I had served 25 years with Omaha FCU. May God be with your family as you relive all the good memories! 🙏

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