Graham R. Meier, 88, Syracuse, passed away at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born Oct. 3, 1929 in Milford to Raymond Curtis and Ora Mildred (Graham) Meier.
He graduated in 1947 from Greensburg High School and received his BS and MS degrees in agriculture and education from Purdue University in West Lafayette. He was married on April 2, 1951 in Biloxi, Miss. to Wilma L. Goins, who preceded him on March 5, 2015, was a United States Korean Air Force veteran and moved to Syracuse in 1971 from Economy.
He was a retired teacher who taught industrial arts at Hagerstown for one year, agriculture and general science at New Washington for seven years, Madison Consolidated High School for one year, Triton Central High School for two years, Warsaw High School for six years and was a substitute teacher for Wawasee Community Schools for many years. He was also formerly employed at Chore Time and Maple Leaf Feed Mill both of Milford.
He was a member of the Wawasee Heights Baptist Church in Syracuse, Wawasee Camp of the Gideon’s International in Syracuse and former member of the Milford Lion’s Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Katherine (Phil Herbertz) Parker, Plainfield, and Carol) (Ray) Spires, Elkhart; three sons, Gary Meier, Syracuse, Jerry Meier, Scottsburg, and Joseph Meier, Elkhart; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; andtwo sisters, Kathleen Robbins, Scottsburg, and Vera (Mike) Lewis, Canyon City, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister, Mary Jane Taylor.
Visitation will be from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Wawasee Heights Baptist Church, 504 S. Syracuse Webster Rd., Syracuse, with Pastor Pat Park officiating. Burial will follow in Syracuse Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to Wawasee Camp of the Gideon’s International, P. O. Box 101, Syracuse, Ind. 46567. To send condolences to the family in Meier’s memory, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com