Edward Meier (1923 – 2011)

Edward Meier, age 87 a resident of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 31st 2011 at United Hospital Systems St. Catherine’s Campus.

He was the devoted husband of Grace (Regnery) for over 63 years. He was the father of four sons; Tom of Pewaukee, Bill and Mike of Kenosha, and Tim who preceded him in death in infancy. He was beloved grandfather of Ryan Meier of Milwaukee, Sarah Anderson (Meier) of Wauwatosa, Brittany and Brianna of Kenosha. He was also great grandfather to Ava and Ruby Anderson, and Eddie and Alex Meier.

Ed was born in 1923 in Havelock Nebraska, and was part of the “greatest generation, and served in the US Army in Word War II as part of the 71st Light Division that climbed Pikes peak by mule and later served in Germany. He received two bronze stars. After the war he played baseball for the Army entertaining troops across Europe. His love for baseball continued after the service which he passed on to his sons.

Returning from the war, he met Grace on his first day back, and they married in 1948. He started his successful business ED and WALLY’S Service in Kenosha which was built on a reputation of great service and maintained the highest degree of honesty and integrity for over 28 years.

He would eventually retire from Midstate Tubing. In retirement he acquired the wood working skills that include making rocking horses. The best way to describe Ed was a good man, completely devoted to Grace for over 63 years. He never raised his voice and treated everyone fairly. When you needed something, Ed was always there, helping others as best he could. His pleasant disposition was complemented by his dry wit of humor.

Ed was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a past member of St. Thomas Catholic Church where he sang in the choir for 35 years.

Ed is further survived by one brother Vic, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents brothers Wally, Robert, Harold, Herman and sisters Linda (Kramer) and Emma (Schnell).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday August 5th 2011 at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kenosha. (7307-40th Avenue) Visitation with the family will take place on Friday at the church from 9:00AM until the time of mass. Burial will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to either Hospice Alliance or St. Mary’s Catholic Church would be appreciated.

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