Willard H. Meier, age 84, of Gilman, formerly of Peotone, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, IL.
He was born on March 7, 1935 at home in Will Township, the son of Emil and Myrtle (Priebe) Meier. He was a retired life-long farmer who liked Farmall Tractors and enjoyed raising Polled Hereford Cattle. He also loved his dogs.
Willard is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Terry Marcukaitis of Peotone; a brother-in-law, Gordon St. John of Manteno; his nieces and nephews, Darlene Tascher, Paulene (Ron) Bel, Joelene (Bryan) Hays, Adam (Jenny) Marcukaitis, Troy (Gail) Marcukaitis, Mike (Sandra) Marcukaitis, Allison (Tom) Glover, and Bradley (Diane) Marcukaitis; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Rebecca Olszewski, Andrea Bel, Kimberly Dixon, Kevin Zazzetti, Anthony Marcukaitis, and Peyton Marcukaitis. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred Meier; and 2 sisters, Fern Meier and Pearl St. John.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Thursday, September 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with funeral services being held at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at St. Paul's Cemetery in Monee, IL. Memorials may be made to the family’s wishes.