John Meyer, of Antigo, died Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. He was born on August 7, 1936, in Reedsburg, a son of Walter and Frances (Ederer) Meyer. He married Charlotte Vorass on September 23, 1967, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mattoon. She survives.
He was a graduate of Reedsburg High School.
John began working for Kroger Grocery at age 16 and worked his way up to managing many stores in southern Wisconsin. He moved to Antigo to manage the local Kroger Grocery store in 1965.
In 1969 he began a long banking career at Fidelity Savings Bank retiring from Bank One (now Chase) in 1998. From 2005 to 2018 he worked part time for Bradley Funeral Home.
He was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church where he served as treasurer on the Endowment Board. He had been a member of the Antigo Kiwanis club and the Antigo Area Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, hunting, camping, making stained glass for family and friends and was fond of his beloved dog "Bear".
Survivors including his wife Charlotte are three daughters, Marie (John) Malcore, Sturgeon Bay, Michele (Jason) Brettingen, Antigo, Jenny (Dan) Thom, Antigo; five grandchildren Sam and Emily Brettingen, Amanda (Travis) Chrudimsky, Nick Walrath, Jack Thom; a sister, Shirley Meyer, Racine; four brothers-in-law, Jim (Dawn) Vorass, Peoria, Arizona, Fritz Vorass, Land O Lakes, Robert (Jeanette) Vorass, Kimberly, Jim Fleischman, Antigo; three sisters-in-law, Mary Meyer, Oostburg, Mary (Norman) Resch, Birnamwood, Kitty (Herb) Husnick, Antigo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Bill; a sister in infancy - Louellen; two sisters-in-law Carole Vorass and Toni Fleischman.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 12 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. David Karolus officiating. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home and Friday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.
He will be remembered as a loving, kind and humble man who cherished his faith and family.
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Will remember all the good times at the bank. Those earnings went with John. We had a good laugh. My thouhts and prayers to all the family.
Chuck and Family, Ron and I send our sincerest sympathies to you at this difficult time. May the Lord encourage and bless your hearts with the wonderful memories of great times together with John. We know you have many! Praying for you in the difficult days ahead. We apologize that we won't be able to attend the visitation or service, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dorothy (Resch) Gehring
Dear Charlotte and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy as you mourn the loss of your dear John. He will always be remembered as a good and kind man who loved his family very much. My love, understanding and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Donna Loritz
I worked at Krambo-Kroger for John when I was in high school along with Tom Prins, Dale Kretz, Steve and Mark Bradley just to name a few. John was a very good man and a great boss. I remember those days at Kroger very fondly. John will be missed by many. Mike Mosher Cornell MI.
I am so sorry Char. My prayers are with you and your family!
Michele and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. Jim and Paula Gallenberg
Jack was a great man. I always looked forward to him joining us with his camper at hunting camp. We also shared memories of his fishing trips and photo albums. We enjoyed a few glasses of wine together. My condolences to the family. Tom Moran
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Sharon Suchon
Sorry to hear
John was a wonderful neighbor!
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Sandy Kretz
John was a wonderful person and neighbor to us my parents always thought so highly of him He will be surely missed and you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Diane and Eugene Stefanski and family
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