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Kent Meidinger

December 5, 1965 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 55)


Kent J. Meidinger, 55, of Edgeley ND passed away on Oct 31, 2021 in his home surrounded by his family.

Kent was born December 05, 1965 in Jamestown, ND to Adeline (Nordahl) & Clarence Meidinger. Kent attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND earning an associate’s degree in Auto Body Repair – following in his father’s footsteps.

After graduating college, he worked for his father in the Edgeley Body Shop many years before taking over the business in 1997. Edgeley Auto Collision Center was to become Kent’s place of business where he worked extremely hard. This was one of his passions – others were restoring muscle cars & snowmobiling. He was a great man that would help anybody when they asked for help. His stubbornness and drive were what led him to love wholeheartedly. He was the best husband, father, brother and friend that anyone could ever ask for.

He married Colette Smith on July 20, 1990, and together they raised a son & daughter on their farm. He was a member of the Snobusters Snowmobile Club, he held different positions for the ND Auto Body Association (NDABA) which he was currently serving as the Secretary.

Kent is survived by his wife Colette, son MacKenzie – Edgeley, ND, daughter McKell Meidinger – attending DSU – Dickinson, ND, a brother Gerald Meidinger, Edgeley, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers – Karl Meidinger in infancy, Kevin Meidinger & Brother-in-law Michael Smith.

His last words were – “I’ll Never Give Up” and that has been ingrained in his children.

Visitation: 4PM to 7PM, Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Transfiguration Catholic Church, Edgeley, ND.

Prayer Service: 7PM, Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Transfiguration Catholic Church.

Funeral Service: 10 AM, Friday, November 5, 2021 at Transfiguration Catholic Church with Father Jake Miller to officiate.

Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Edgeley.


Arrangements are in the care of Eddy Funeral Home.

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November 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Transfiguration Catholic Church (Edgeley, ND)

Prayer Service
November 4, 2021

7:00 PM
Transfiguration Catholic Church (Edgeley, ND)

Funeral Service
November 5, 2021

10:00 AM
Transfiguration Catholic Church (Edgeley, ND)

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