|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 2010|
Retired architect Edwin E. "Bud" Meier, 87, of Clear Lake, Big Rapids, Michigan, entered eternal life on Tuesday February 23, 2010. He was 87 years old.
Edwin was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 13, 1922, the son of Edwin Sr. and Venus (Erikson) Meier.
During WW II Edwin served with the Army Air Corps in Europe. He was a graduate of the University of Detroit (1950), a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a partner in Donaldson and Meier Architects of Detroit. He was the last in the line of architects who brought us the original aviary at the Detroit Zoo, the David Stott building, St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac, and the Beaumont Tower at Michigan State University.
Edwin was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia (nee Doppel), his infant son David, and his sister Jayne (Carr).
Edwin was a lifelong summer resident of Clear Lake, Big Rapids. He retired there in 1989.
He is survived by his sons Edwin W (Beth), John, and James (Mary), his wife Sheila (nee Gallagher), whom he married in 1981; his step-daughter Margaret McRae (Kevin); seven grandchildren: Morgan, Syndey, Hallie, and Owen of Ames, Iowa; Sophie of Springfield, Ohio; and Ryan and Kyle McRae of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and his sister Marjorie (Peirce) of Warren, MI.
Visitation: Friday February 26, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m at the Mohnke Funeral Home, Big Rapids.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday February 27, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Big Rapids with The Most Rev. Walter A. Hurley, Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids as celebrant and Rev. Lam T. Le as concelebrant.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Peter M. Wege Guest House, 129 Jefferson St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or the St. Vincent de Paul House in Big Rapids.
Created by: Elizabeth & Ron
Record added: Feb 24, 2010
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