William J. Meier Sr., 90, of Beloit passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at his home. William was born on August 17, 1930 in Salem, Ohio to the late William and Alda (Leigh) Meier. William was a former dairy farmer and he drove cement truck for over 40 years retiring from R.W. Sidley in 2000. For many years William spent his vacation at the Canfield Fair directing traffic at Gate 11. In William's spare time he enjoyed tinkering in his garage and being outdoors.
William is survived by his wife Betty L. (Berger) Meier whom he married on October 13, 1951; children William J. (JoAnne) Meier Jr. of Beloit, OH., Charles L. (Margaret) Meier of Canfield, OH., Pennie L. (David) Kolinski of Hilliard, OH., and Dawn Marie (Ryan) Wells of Byron Center, MI.; grandchildren Angela (Brad) Martin, Matthew (Amanda) Meier, Samantha (Donny) White, Jarek Kolinski and Olivia Wells and four great grandchildren. William is also survived by a sister Shirley Rank of Deltona, FL.; sister-in-law Ila Meier of Salem and Margaret Meier of Cleveland. William was preceded in death by his brothers Jack, Donald and Robert and a sister Mary Louise Clay.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Kahler officiating. Friends and family may call on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.
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