Michael Van Meter
Michael Van Meter, 44, of 1150 Second Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids, died Monday,
Aug. 16, 2004, at Saint Joseph's Hospital's Palliative Care Unit in Marshfield.
Memorial services were at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ritchay Funeral Home, Wisconsin
Rapids. The Rev. David Dahl officiated. Burial will be at a later date in
Pioneer Cemetery, town of Saratoga.
Michael was born July 15, 1960, at Riverview Hospital to Larry and Arlene
(Struck) Van Meter. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred
and Margaret Struck, and his paternal grandparents, Lyle and Frances Van Meter.
His father, Larry, also preceded him in death.
Michael graduated from Lincoln High School in 1978. He worked at various jobs
until becoming disabled. He was a junk collector and resale expert. His most
important possession was his telephone. It was his only connection to the
Survivors include his mother, Arlene Van Meter, Wisconsin Rapids; his sister,
Dawn (Stan) Hendricks of Wisconsin Rapids; and his niece and nephew, Jessica and
Ritchay Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
"Michael was a gentle giant, loved by all."
From: The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids,
Wisconsin. August 21, 2004.