Timothy Meier Sr.


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Posted Online: Dec. 13, 2012, 6:17 pm
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Timothy C. Meier Sr., 65, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline, where he was a member. Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with military honors by American Legion Post 246, Moline. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Tim was born Feb. 2, 1947, in Moline, the son of Charles and Marian Dhaenens Meier. He married Debby McKellip on June 29, 1968, in Moline.
Mr. Meier was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany as a military police during the Vietnam War.
Tim worked at the U.S. Postal Service in Rock Island and Milan at the distribution center, retiring after 39 years.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing and was a die hard Red Sox fan. He loved his trips to Las Vegas with his wife, Debby, and he held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Debby; children, Shawn (Dawn) Meier, Moline, Tracy (Paul) Hoffman, Moline, and Tim (Mary) Meier, Moline; grandchildren, Rachel, Emily, Bryant, Brady, Ashley, Hayley, Jacob and Grace; sister, Trish Meier, Davenport; brother, Chuck (Lesley) Meier, East Moline.
Condolences may be left and a video viewed at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.












 



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