William H. Meier
William H. Meier, 80, of Mascoutah, IL, born Saturday, January 3, 1931, in Mascoutah, IL, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Meier retired as a Security Officer for National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows and was a police officer in Mascoutah for several years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mascoutah, past officer of the American Legion in Mascoutah and U.S. Marine Korean War veteran.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife: Vilma A. nee Benda Meier
- Parents: Alfred & Caroline nee Hanft Meier
- Norma Jean Lodwick
- Marlene Ida Smith
- Niece: Marilyn Faye Farr twin sister to Carolyn Cullen
Surviving are his:
- Son: James A. Meier of Panama City Beach, FL
- Granddaughter, Sadie Meier
- Cindy Farr (Burdell) Kuehner of Kunkletown, PA
- Carolyn Cullen of Caseyville, IL
- Lori (Dave) Braswell of Shiloh, IL
- Scherri Reinhold of Troy, MO
- Terri (Tom) Ferguson of Ozark, MO
- Tammi (Ray) Workman of Springfield, MO
- Kelly (Mel) Dalton of Brighton, MO
- Kyle Smith of TX
- Randy Smith of Freeburg, IL
- John (Grace) Lodwick Jr. of Brighton, MO
- Ronald (Rita) Lodwick of Springfield, MO
- Numerous Great Nieces & Nephews
- Great Great Nieces & Nephews
Special Thanks: The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Mar Ka for their wonderful care.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Mascoutah or Mar Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah
Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Private family burial will be at Mascoutah City Cemetery.
Condolences left for William H. Meier:
I will miss his quick smile and his enthusiasm for life. Uncle Bill did his best to make this world a better place than it was when he came into it. He was always there to lend a helping hand and there was no denying how much he loved his whole family. He will always have a special place in my heart. He was an uncle, father figure and friend to me. I know he will be forever watching over me and I know that he is finally happy in his eternal home. I love and miss you, Uncle Bill. My prayers go out to everyone whose life he touched. You can be proud to have been a part of his life.
Cindy Farr Kuehner Kunkletown PA 18058
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