Owen Meier

Owen Meier

Owen Meier of Fenton turned 100 years old on October 2, 2016.  He was born in Manistee and his family relocated to Byron when he was 1 year old.  He and his wife Shirley moved to Fenton shortly after they were married.  They had three children, Sally (Harlow) Crawford, Vicki (Harry) Shill, and Tom (Carolyn) Meier; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  Meier is a World War II veteran who served in helping with the cleanup in the Philippines.  You may remember him as the meat cutter from Byerly’s, Bud’s, Comer and Fox, or VG’s. He also sang bass for 23 years in the Christian quartet, The Light, as well as the Fenton United Methodist Church choir for about 70 years.  In 2009 and 2010, he sang ‘Frosty the Snowman’ with the kids at the Fenton Village Players’ “Visit to the North Pole.” His friendly smile, positive thinking and inspiring prayers are manifestations of his commitment to God.  One of his favorite sayings is, “I’m a tough old bird!” Anyone who would like to honor Meier in this milestone of his life may join him Sunday, October 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fenton United Methodist Church - Family Life Center.

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