Doris Elizabeth Meek
Doris Elizabeth Meek
  • November 21, 1926 - October 25, 2012
  • Toledo, Ohio

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Doris Elizabeth Rampendahl Meek, 85, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Parkcliffe in Toledo, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents Carl and Elisa (Elizabeth) Zurek Rampendahl, and her sister, Nancy Rampendahl.

Doris is survived by her three children, Gordon (Barbara) and their son Taylor and Gordon's son Justin Borgstahl; Tom and his son Warren; and David (Margaret) Altimont and their sons Thomas and Christopher and daughter Lauren.

Doris Meek was a long-time teacher of business education at Wauseon High School before her retirement in the early 1990's, an avocation that brought her considerable pride and satisfaction. Prior she was employed by several local companies including Owens-Illinois and Jeep. She was a proud graduate of the University of Toledo College of Business, the 1944 class of Libbey High School, and was active in various civic and charitable organizations including the American Association of University Women and the UT Alumni Association. She was also active in the 1993 election of Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner, serving on a city advisory board during his first term. Doris was also a regular contributor to The Blade's Letters To The Editor.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Neville Funeral Home, Reynolds Corners Chapel (419-535-0951). A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 11AM at Mayfair-Plymouth Congregational Church at 5253 Bennett Road in Toledo. Online condolences may be left in the guestbook at the Neville Web site at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society.