Mr. Meyer was a long-time member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was employed with Ameren Electric, and had just proudly celebrated 40 years with the company. George was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved traveling with his family, watching classic westerns, and relished his role as “Papa” to each of his grandchildren. He never met a stranger, was a friend to all, and was always ready to lend a helping hand.
He was preceded in death by his parents George H. Meyer and Vivian, nee Beimfohr, Meyer Korelc; his step-father, Edward Korelc, Sr.; his sister, Sherri Meyer; his half-brother, Edward Korelc, Jr.; and his father-in-law, Victor Behrmann.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Joyce, nee Behrmann, Meyer, whom he married on September 25, 1970, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church;
two daughters, Jill (Bill) Strittmatter and Jodi (Josh) Browell;
one son, Greg (Jen) Meyer;
eight grandchildren, Liam and Aubrie Strittmatter, Jordan, Julia, and Jillian Browell, and Maddie, Nolan, and Emerson Meyer;
his mother-in-law, Rose Behrmann;
brothers-in-law, Victor (Cathy) Behrmann and Randy (Daphne) Behrmann;
sisters-in-law, Debbie (Jim) Bozsa and Mary Jo (Randy) Warnecke;
a half-sister, Mary Ann (Steve) Dorf;
two step-brothers, Mick (Alysia) Korelc and Larry (Estelle) Korelc;
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with a luncheon to follow.