Allen L. Meier
OREGON- Allen L. Meier, age 77, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.
He was born on Nov. 3, 1939, in Neillsville, the son of William and Lillian (Kaddatz) Meier. Allen graduated from Neillsville High School in 1957, where he loved playing first base and clarinet. He married his high school sweetheart, Margie VerHagen on Feb.7, 1959, and they moved to Oregon, where they lived and raised their family.
Allen was well loved and respected by many; he always greeted everyone with a warm and welcoming smile. Allen was a pioneer in the computer industry in the early 1960’s and had a lifelong career in computerized accounting. He loved technology, including his latest iPad, which he used to Facebook with his grandkids (Love, Gpa). One of his favorite hobbies was teaching his grandchildren how to prepare their tax returns.
Allen enjoyed the outdoors and shared his love of hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He loved planting things, watching them grow, and in the winter, watching cardinals. During his retirement, Allen was an active volunteer at the Oregon Food Pantry, treasurer for his condo association and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Mother of Consolation Parish.
Allen is survived by his children, Michele (James) Vosberg of Madison, Debra (Howard) Marg of Chippewa Falls, Steven (Tammy) Meier of Lake Mills, Scott (A.J.) Meier of Oregon and Patricia (Brent) Herbeck of Carrollton, Texas; fourteen grandchildren, Colleen and Meghan Vosberg, Sheila and Alex Marg, Mark and Daniel Meier, Tiffany Helley, T.J. and Tabitha Falch, Meggan Kohel, Cassie Acker, Josh Meier and Luke and Zach Herbeck; as well as eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Bill (Virginia) Meier; sister, Elaine (Charles) Glassbrenner; brothers and sisters-in law, Lester VerHagen, Joyce Gilbertson, Donald Kapusta, Luke (Char) VerHagen and Liz VerHagen; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years; his parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norma and Bud Tauschek, Elnor Kapusta, Edna and Alvin Kapusta, Howard and Lillian VerHagen, Harlow and Laura VerHagen and Larry VerHagen; brother-in-law, Clarence Gilbertson; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, with Father Gary Wankerl presiding. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1150 Park St., Oregon from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.
Allen’s family would like to thank his wonderful care givers at Dean Clinic, Turville Bay, St. Mary’s Hospital and the Oregon EMS. He always felt how much you cared.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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