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
  • Sisters
    • 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
  • Nieces
    • 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
  • Nephews
    • 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

    The Bible makes this comforting promise:"God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves."(Psalm 34:18)It also assures us: Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you." (Psalm 34:18)also read(Psalm 83:18)