Milton E. Meier, 93, Hays, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Via Christi Village in Hays.
He was born January 25, 1925, in Munjor, Kansas, the son of Henry A. and Clara (Pfannenstiel) Meier. In 1942, he graduated from Hays High School and later was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, having served as an Airframe Mechanic from 1944 until 1946.
On October 7, 1946, he was united in marriage to Theresa M. “Terry” Weber in Ellis, Kansas. They celebrated over 65 years of marriage prior to her preceding him in death on April 12, 2012.
Milton was a farmer all of his life, and he also worked for the rural water district for several years. His greatest joys were his faith, family, farm, and friends, and he willingly gave from the heart to those in need. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Antonino, Hays American Legion Post #173, and the third degree Knights of Columbus Council #4166 of Schoenchen.
Survivors include three sons, Howard Meier and wife Jane of Great Bend, Douglas Meier and wife Virginia of Graham, Wash., and Steven Meier and wife Carla of Hays; a daughter, Susan May and husband TR of Hays; a brother, Ernie Meier of Hays; five sisters, his twin Gladys Moore, Louise Staab, and Rosie Schmidt, all of Hays, and Berdy Herrman and Leota Legleiter, both of Great Bend; ten grandchildren, Patrick Meier and wife Dianna, Christy Phlieger and husband Cory, Amy Herrington and husband Brett, Kelly Moeder and husband Paul, Wendy Halvorsen and husband Mike, Craig Meier and wife Mandy, David Meier, Mark Meier and wife Caroline, Trevor May and wife Kristie, and Tara May; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Theresa; three brothers, Walter Meier, Robert Meier, and Ralph Meier; and a sister, Tina Ross.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Antonino, Kansas, with Fr. Earl Befort officiating. Burial with military honors by the Hays VFW Post #9076 Honor Guard will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9-9:30 a.m. on Monday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A parish vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7, both on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, to TMP-Marian High School, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home. Words of condolence and memories of Milton may be shared with his family at www.haysmemorial.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
1906 Pine St.
Hays, KS 67601
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 13, 2018