Paul Van Meter

GALESBURG - Paul Van Meter, 80, 761 S. Chambers St., Galesburg, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday (July 27, 2007) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1926, in Anneta, Ky., the son of Isaac and Mary Buster Van Meter. He married Nora Jacobs on Aug. 22, 1948, in Galesburg.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Jeff (and Melinda) Van Meter, Galesburg; a daughter, Chris (and Steve) Shaw, Abingdon; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, and a daughter, Cynthia McLaren.

He attended Biggsville High School. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285 and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 2063.

He was an avid racing fan, especially NASCAR and horseracing. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, hunting, and baseball. He also wrote poetry.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery, with military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.


From: The Register-Mail - Galesburg, Illinois.  July 28, 2007.

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