The funeral for Don “Monk” Meineke, one of the greatest basketball players in University of Dayton history, was held Friday at Incarnation Catholic Church, and the ceremony had more laughter than tears — just the way he would have wanted it.
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Don Meineke file
Dayton’s first All-American and a member of UD’s all-century team
Sixth in all-time scoring at UD with 1,866 points, averaging 19.4 for his career
Charter member of UD Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008
Selected for the Atlantic 10’s inaugural “Basketball Legends” class in Jan. 2013
NBA’s first rookie of the year in 1953