William Wayne Meyer
passed away peacefully at home on July 17, 2020, at the age of 91.
He was born in
Chicago on May 19, 1929, to Forest and Elizabeth (Fedosky) Meyer. At age 16
the family moved to Meadowbrook Road and with the exception of a few years
he spent the rest of his life there.
On June 13, 1953,
he married Frances Sturgeon who preceded him in death in 2005.
He is survived by
his sister Elizabeth Fitch and his children; Catherine Meyer, Susan (Alan)
Baughman, Christine Himes, William (Cheryl) Meyer, Lynda (Dave) Johnson,
Laura (Wiley) Bailey, and Robert (Heidi) Meyer. Daughter Martha Ann Meyer
preceded him in death in 1968. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren and
Bill was a graduate
of Chesterton High School, class of 1947, and Purdue University. He worked
for many years as an electrical engineer. In his retirement, he volunteered
for the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry, Westchester Township History
Museum, and the Visiting Nurses Association of Northwest Indiana.
Bill and Fran met
at the Indiana Dunes State Park where she was working one summer and the
dunes were always a special place for him and his family. There were many
family hikes and evenings at the beach. He enjoyed local history, having
researched and written many articles about local topics. He was an avid
skier, and he and Fran enjoyed traveling to ski resorts throughout the
country and Europe.
and mechanical skills were appreciated by his family. He built the family
home and garage, and he kept bikes, cars, and the house well-maintained.
Bill had a dry sense of humor, which could confuse those who did not know
him well. He appreciated puns, logic, and the sciences, and hosted annual Pi
Day celebrations. Although an introvert, he enjoyed meeting with the “Boys
from the Harbor” to play cards, eat lunch, reminisce, and debate the issues
of the day.
A family graveside
service will be held on Monday, July 20.
contributions can be made to the VNA Hospice of NWI or Westchester Neighbors
arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
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