MERLE J. MEADS age 86 years of Onsted, passed away Wednesday, May 10,
at his home. He was born on March 20, 1920 in Tecumseh, Michigan, the
Oscar and Mildred (Beaubien) Meads. Merle married Beatrice Blakley on
January 13, 1940 in Angola, Indiana. She survives. Merle was a veteran
World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of D.A.V. of
and the Techumseh Evangelical Friends Church in Tecumseh. He enjoyed
cards and telling stories to his grandchildren. Merle was a farmer and
retiree from Peerless Gear of Clinton.
Surviving besides his wife, Beatrice are their children, Dorothy
Willtrout of Michigan Center, Sharon (Ron) Bowen of Petersburg, Edith
(Larry) Nevins of Brooklyn, Dawn Meads of Onsted and Merle "Butch"
Meads of Onsted, 20 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 5 great
grandchildren, one brother, Robert (Betty) Meads of Adrian, two
Wilma (Clarence) Randolph and Eula Woods all of Tecumseh and several
nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two
sons, three infant grandchildren, two brothers, George and Wilbur
one sister, Frances Campbell.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the
Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor David Kopka
officiating. Interment will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in
with full military honors conducted by V.F.W. 1584 Annis-Fint Post of
Adrian. Visitation will be on Friday, May 12, 2006 from 2-4 P.M. and
P.M. at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.
are suggested to the family of Merle J. Meads. Envelopes will be
at the funeral home.
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