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Loyd Bernard Meier, 81

February 05, 2009

MAY 13, 1927-FEB. 3, 2009

Loyd Bernard Meier of Hagerstown, Md., died Feb. 3, 2009, at his home.

Born May 13, 1927, in Coleridge, Neb., Loyd was the son of Richard Wellington and Minna (Steffen) Meier. He farmed the family farm until drafted during World War II, serving three years in the regular Army and three years in the 87th Engineers.

Loyd was a plumber in Virginia, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Hagerstown for 30 years. He was a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, where he joyfully planted flower beds and cut the lawn. He was a member of the American Legion, Morris Frock Post 42, and the V.F.W.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Constance V. Meier; brothers, James and Richard Meier; and sister, Ida Searl.

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Loyd is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jene Lee Meier; brother, Merlin and wife Shirley Meier; sister, Wilhelmina and husband Lavern Provancha; sons, David and wife Karen Meier, Clinton and wife Kathy Meier, Charles and wife Marsha Meier; daughter, Karen and husband Michael Delisle; stepchildren, Linda and husband Bruce Field, Patricia Weneck, Leo and wife Ann Komorowski, Elizabeth and husband David Beachley, John and wife Shelly Komorowski, Dorothy and husband Daniel Jones, and Barbara and husband Gerald Amerine. There are 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren in his extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. Jerry Lowans will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Veterans Combined Honor Guard from Martinsburg.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

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