|William Meyer, 52|
|Written by TRF Times|
Holt - William Meyer, 52, of rural Holt, died at his home on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Sheila Michaels officiating. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Ecklund Holmstrom Post 117, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2793, and the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard.
William Guy Meyer was born on June 26, 1959 in Wurzburg, Germany, the son of Charles and Claire Meyer, a military family stationed overseas in Germany. Bill lived in several locations as his father was stationed and transferred to different bases throughout his military career. The family eventually settling down in Renton, Washington, where Bill would spend his childhood and formative years and graduating from high school.
On Jan. 2, 1977, Bill enlisted in the National Guard and went on active duty Sept. 26, 1977. While in the military, Bill was stationed in Germany at several bases, where he enjoyed exploring the country of his birth that always fascinated him. While in the military, Bill achieved several awards including the overseas service ribbon, good conduct medal, the M-16 sharpshooter award, and hand grenade expert.
Bill was an Army medical specialist and had many interesting stories of his military career. Bill was honorably discharged from the military as a Spec. 4 on March 26, 1984.
After the military discharge, Bill worked several jobs and got his foot in the door of radio in the Seattle area at a local radio station. In 1992, Bill moved with his wife and stepdaughter to Thief River Falls, where he resumed working in radio at TRF radio and became well known and liked as a local celebrity. With Bill there was not a shortage of the gift of gab and radio truly fit the bill for him to express himself where ever he could. Music was another avenue of pursuit, and he accumulated a sizeable collection of vinyl, cassettes, and compact discs. In 2001, Bill left radio and started work at Digi-Key Corp., until he was released from employment there due to a kidney transplant. After the transplantation life changed for Bill as he was not able to be employed and went on disability until his untimely death.
Bill was married twice and to these two unions no children were born. He leaves behind two ex-wives and four stepchildren and loads of friends to mourn his passing. Locally stepchildren Desiree Dillon, Mike Dillon, Jim Dillon, one grandchild Ayden Dillon. Brothers and sisters, Thomas and Sue Meyer, Algona, Wash., Charles “Chuck” and Sue Meyer, Auburn, Wash., Brian and Carol Johnson, Renton, Wash., Molly Saelee, Auburn, Wash., and nine nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father Claire & Charles Meyer.
Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.