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Charles W. Meier

Born: Fri., Jun. 14, 1929
Died: Tue., Mar. 21, 2017


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 25, 2017
Location: Tidioute Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 25, 2017

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Charles William Meier, 87, of Kerney Road, Tidioute, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 14, 1929, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Marcella (Elter) Meier. After he graduated from high school in June of 1947, he entered the U. S. Army and attended the Military Police Training School in Berlin Germany and the European Command Intelligence School in Oberammergau Germany.  He served as an MP at  "Checkpoint Charlie" in Berlin and Helmstadt.   Charles then attended Connelly Trade School in Pittsburgh and was certified as a millwright, electrician and carpenter.  He worked in construction, had owned and operated his own egg and poultry business, and retired from Loranger International.   He was a member of the New London Grange for many years and  also  the  Tidioute Presbyterian Church where he was very active in different capacities and served as an elder.  He was the husband of Renate D. (Burdinski) Meier whom he married in Germany  in Bochum  Oct. 16, 1950 who survives him.  Also  surviving are 2 daughters, Lorraine (Jim) Jones of Warren, PA and Claudia (James) Spargo of Warren, PA; 1 Brother, Robert Meier of Pittsburgh, PA; a sister,   Elizabeth Myshin of Florida; a sister-in-law, Karin Peyer of Zurich, Switzerland; 6 grandchildren, Shawn P. Jones, Joshua J. Spargo, Jacob A. Spargo, Tina M. Jones Terry, Maria Spargo Huss, and Jill Spargo Dale; 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents,  he was preceded in death by his  twin sons, Charles A. Meier II  and Mark F. Meier; a grandaughter, Melissa L. Jones; his in-laws, Friedrich and Maria Burdinski; and a sister, Virginia Mykicz. A time of visitation will take place on  Saturday, March 25th from 12 - 1 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Tidioute where a funeral service will follow  at 1 pm with Rev. Ralph Culp  officiating. The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Tidioute Presbyerian Church. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or send flowers at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Leo W. Elter, II
   Posted Sat March 25, 2017
Renatta & Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Ike's passing. Wish we could be there, but unable due to a work conflict. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this difficult & sad time. Will always have fond memories of Ike ( and you) with your kindness & generous spirit, every time I visited Tidioute.
Leo ( & Amy too)

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