Albert John "Al" Meier
Published on -10/14/2012, 5:21 PM
Hays, Kansas -- Albert John "Al" Meier, age 81, died Monday, September 24, 2012, at his daughter's home in Longmont, Colorado.
He was born June 3, 1931, in Garden City, Kansas, to John and Elizabeth (Younger) Meier.
He married Laura Grace (Stillwell) on August 28, 1956, in Garden City, Kansas. She died April 29, 2012.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in French Morocco during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Dillons for 43 years. He was a Store Manager in Pratt, Great Bend and Store Manager at the North Dillons Store in Hays, Kansas, for 20 years. He was a member of the Hays Optimist Club, served on the Hays Airport Board, served on the H.B. Reed Center Board, and was a past president and member of the Hays Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his friends and family.
Survivors include one son, Greg Meier and wife, Christine, Gunnison, CO; two daughters, Debbie Brown, Longmont, CO; Beth Meier, Lakewood, CO; one sister, Barbara Heili, Scott City, KS; three grandchildren, Chelsea Meier, Zachary Meier and wife Melyssa, Denise Stephenson and David Borden; and two great grandchildren, Devin Sterling and Drake Albert.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Laura Grace; five brothers, John, Martin, Wendell, Bennie and Alvey Meier; and one sister, Mary Knoll; and a son-in-law, Arthur Brown.
Services are 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd, Hays, Kansas 67601. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the mortuary. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas, with military honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.
Memorials are suggested to the Hays Optimist Club. Condolences can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.