Theron “Bud” A. Meyer Jr., of Waupaca, age 91, died peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his home, with his wife Edith at his side.
He was born in Random Lake, WI on July 2, 1921 to the late Theron and Rose (Frieman) Meyer. On June 18, 1949 he married Edith Grotelueschen. Bud was a 31 year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army. He was assigned to the First Army 348th field Artillery Battalion and fought in three major battles in Italy. He took the honor flight to Washington DC in 2009. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, who shared this with his family and friends up to his last day. He was a member of St. Jude League and American Legion post 415 in Milwaukee. He moved to the Saxeville area in 1977, where he was a member of the Saxeville- Springwater volunteer fire department for over 30 years. He was a member of Trout Unlimited Central WI Chapter. He was a retired bus driver for the Wild Rose School District. Bud was an usher at his church, St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Edith of Waupaca; children: Elizabeth “Beth” (Andy) Arnold of Hubertus; Theron “Tim” (Carol) Meyer III of Eau Claire; Thomas “Tom” (Karen) Meyer of Wild Rose; Margaret “Peg” (Augie) Reichardt of Waukesha; Rosemary “Rose” (Kirk) Morrow of Wild Rose; brother, Russell (Ardelle) Meyer of Wild Rose; sister, Gloria (Robert) Zobel of Lake Mary, FL; sister-in-law, Jean Grotelueschen of Logansport, IN; grandchildren: Evan Arnold, Jake (fiancee: Jena) and Taylor Morrow, Jessica and Abby Meyer, Will and Leeah Reichardt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 4 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. The visitation will be on Thursday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. He lived the last two years at Park Vista in Waupaca where he was the official birdman and president of the resident council. We will miss his ability to appreciate and embrace small moments of wonder.