CHARLESTON, IL – William Bernard Meyer, age 78 of Charleston and formerly of Teutopolis, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 while at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 320 N. 21st Street in Mattoon with inurnment to follow in Janesville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Memorials in his honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mooseheart and left at the Mass or mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Bill was born October 28, 1942 in St. Francis Township near Teutopolis, Illinois, a son of the late Andrew and Kathryn (Laux) Meyer. He was a graduate of Teutopolis High School and served in the Illinois Army National Guard for six years. He married Judy Ann Heuerman on March 9, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham, Illinois and they recently celebrated 53 years of marriage. In addition to his loving and devoted wife Judy, Bill is survived by two children, Diane Meyer of Westchester, Illinois and Andrew Meyer and wife Valerie of Converse, Texas; five grandchildren, Lauren Meyer, Katie Meyer, Matthew Phillips, Sam Meyer, and Alex Meyer; a brother, Donald Meyer (Gloria) of Teutopolis, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Meyer; and two brothers, Harold, and Gene Meyer.
Bill was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon, the Knights of Columbus Charleston Council #4024, and the Charleston Moose Lodge #1388. He served a five-year apprenticeship through the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 149 and then went to work for them as a union member. He was also employed with Boos Plumbing in Effingham, Illinois before accepting a position at Eastern Illinois University where he worked as a plumber for 21 years.
Bill enjoyed being outdoors working in the garden, tending to his maintained lawn, playing a round of golf, or fishing on his favorite lake or pond. He was also a craftsman and skilled woodworker. Bill loved his family dearly and was a devoted and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who will be truly missed by his loving family and dear friends.
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