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.