William John Meier

William John Meier, 76, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, December 5, 1934, in Belleville, IL went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL surrounded by his family.

Mr. Meier was a devoted husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He worked as a Machinist for Century Brass in Swansea, IL from 1958 to 1979, when he retired due to blindness. He was a member of First Assembly of God, Belleville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Raymond and Janet, nee Siddle, Meier
  • Brother: Raymond Meier

Surviving are his:

  • Wife of 54 years: Barbara, nee Brauer, Meier
  • Sons
    • Timothy (Ellen Reis) Meier of Columbia, IL
    • Steven (Amy James) Meier of Swansea, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Amanda Meier
    • Michael (Melinda) Meier
    • Dustin Meier
    • Tracy Meier
    • Autumn Meier
    • Summer Meier
    • Jason Meier
  • Great-Grandsons: Caleb and Skyler
  • Great-Granddaughter: Alexis
  • Sisters-in-Law
    • Joyce Meier
    • Marilyn Ackerman
    • Betty (Marshall) Hartmann
    • Audrey Brauer
    • Carol Brauer
    • Dottie Brauer
  • Brother-in-Law: Bill (Betty) Brauer
  • Many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews
  • Many Close Friends
  • His Dog: Sammie

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the The Family of William Meier.

Visitation: Friends may call from 12-4 pm, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 30, 2011 at First Assembly of God, 900 Fair Oaks Drive, Belleville, IL with Rev. David Raynaud officiating.

Condolences left for William John Meier:

    Dad, I am going to miss you so much. I love you so much. I am happy to the fact that you now can see what my children look like and also you are now looking at Jesus face to face. Saturday & Sunday will be hard for me, however, knowing that you are in Heaven gives me a sense of peace. I can't wait to get to Heaven and see you again. I love you. P.S. Don't worry about Mom, Tim & I are gonna make sure we take good care of her.

    Steven Meier Swansea IL 62226

    To Aunt Barb & family,
    It's so hard to process all of what has happened. Your faith and the support of family and friends will help you through. Know that although we are thousands of miles away, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jane & Roger

    Jane Brauer Barry Surprise AZ 85374

    Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May you hold dear all of the good memories of him to always keep him with you in your hearts.

    Tom and Lori Schwind Mascoutah IL 62258

    Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the famly at this sad time. Bill was a true gift from God. He touched so many lives with his love and deep faith. We feel truly blessed to have shared in his time here on earth and look forward to being reunited with this gentle man in heaven. Blessings to all..

    Gary and Annette Greenlee Belleville IL 62220

    Sorry we could not make it to the funeral home. Your Dad was one of the nicest men I have have ever known. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.

    Jeff Kistner & Family Millstadt IL 62260