Jerry Van Meter

Dec. 5, 1957-Jan. 26, 2004

Jerry "Les" Van Meter, 46, of 206 Jump St., died Monday at home. He was born to the late Charles A. Van Meter and Janet L. (Frost) Groves.

He is survived by brothers Bill (Dona) Van Meter of Southport, N.C., John (Robin) Van Meter of Bucyrus sisters Nancy Smathers and Sue (Garvan) Bollinger, both of Bucyrus nieces and nephews Curtus Smathers, Jennifer Logan, Abby and Jenna Bollinger, Ashton, Allison, Sydney, Barry, Brian, and Elizabeth Van Meter a stepmother, Carol Van Meter, and stepfather Benton Groves, both of Bucyrus.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one niece, Amy Van Meter.

Les worked at Blackhawk Automotive Plastics in Upper Sandusky, lived his entire life in Bucyrus, attended Bucyrus High School and was a member of the Bucyrus Moose Lodge 669 and a life member of the North American Hunting Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oceola Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, where the family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. Moose ritual services well be observed at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association or Relay for Life through the funeral home.


From: The Telegraph-Forum, Bucyrus, Ohio.  January 29, 2004.

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