Obit: Meier, Allen L. (1939 - 2017)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Meier, Kaddatz, VerHagen, Vosberg, Marg, Herbeck, Helley, Falch, Kohel, Acker, Glassbrenner, Gilbertson, Kapusta, Tauschek, Wankerl
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/22/2017
Meier, Allen L. (3 November 1939 – 31 January 2017)
Allen L. Meier, 77, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. He was born 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, Feb. 1, 1959, and they moved to Oregon, WI, 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 1960s 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 Oregon, WI, and Patricia (Brent) Herbeck of Carrollton, TX; 14 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, Margie 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; brother-in-law, Clarence Gilbertson; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, Wi, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, with Father Gary Wankerl presiding. A luncheon followed the service at the church. Visitation was held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral and Cremation Care, 1150 Park St., Oregon, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Satruday.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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