The Obit For Dick Meier

Richard Meier II

The Quad-City Times
December, 9, 2010

DAVENPORT — Richard “Dick” Meier II, 60, of Davenport, Iowa, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Trinity Rock Island, Ill. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 10, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, with the Rev. Dr. Kerrin Kirkpatrick officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests memorials be made to the family.

Dick was born in 1950 in Davenport, to Richard R. and Beverly J. Meier. He married Kathleen R. Towle on January 29, 1971, in Davenport. A 1969 graduate of Davenport Central High School, he played Minor League baseball for three years, and served with the Army National Guard.

Dick worked as a plumber and pipefitter with the Plumber & Pipefitters Union Local #25. He worked with Ryan Mechanical for 10 years and most recently, with K.J.W.W. Engineering, as a construction administrator.

He enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren, coaching Davenport Girls Softball and Davenport East Pony League, as well as listening to music, fishing and golfing.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; daughter, Michelle (Matt) Cowell of Waterloo, Iowa; son, Cory Meier of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Rachel, Abby, Graden, and Liam; his mother, Bev Meier of Davenport; sisters, Chris Janes of Davenport and Lisa (Steve) Shippey of Rock Island; brother, Mark Meier of Iowa City; along with David (Karla Koch) Towle of Cedar Falls, Marcia (Jerry) Ludden of Davenport, Doris Meier of Bettendorf, and Charles (Pat) Towle of Benton, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father.