Brett Meach

Meach, Brett

Brett Meach, 33, of Appleton died on Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. The son of Roland and Cheryl (Meydem) Meach was born September 22, 1980 in West Allis. He was a 1999 graduate of Wauwatosa East High School. Brett graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere where he was a member of the football team. On September 20, 2008, he married the former Casee Corcoran at Old St. Joseph Church at St. Norbert College.

His family includes his wife, Casee, two children, Porter and Barrett, his mother, Cheryl (Fred) Callies, one brother, Kevin Meach (Chrystal), two step brothers Charles (nieces Carrie and Caitlyn) and Kyle Callies (nieces Zoe), his in-laws, Jeff (Janell) Corcoran, Julie (James) Lang, Cam Corcoran, Lauren Ganther, Madeline Ganther, Benjamin Ganther, Jacob Ganther, Peter (Megan) Lang, Nick (Beth) Lang, Andrew (Karen) Lang, and Liz Lang. He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Meach.

Brett enjoyed his work at Alta Resources in marketing with a fantastic team. He had many friends in the business community. He was a true family man who loved spending time with his wife and children. He was also a great Dad. There were many things Brett loved in life, including the following: spending time with his boys at the neighborhood park, grilling out, vacationing in Florida and Arizona, going to Packers and Brewers games, spending time on the golf course and working with the wonderful team at Alta Resources everyday.

Brett remained close to his football family and friends from St. Norbert. During Brett's time at St. Norbert College, he became a role model and leader in the classroom and on the football field. He took the time to know each of his teammates and inspired each one to be a better person. In doing so, he led the team to success in his four years on the field. He was a very social guy who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Brett will forever be remembered as a father, husband, brother, son and friend. We will all miss his sarcastic wit and his caring demeanor. He had the ability to make anybody he met feel important and welcomed. He had the ability to make everybody he met feel like family.

Over the last year Brett has impressed us all with the strength he had in his battle with cancer. He endured chemotherapy and multiple surgeries in his fight. His ability to stand up to cancer was amazing and gave everyone around him the strength to help him fight this battle.

Family and friends may call at St. Edward's Parish in Mackville from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday May 2, 2014. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the church after 9:00 am until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am Saturday at the church, with Father Dan Felton officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Greenlawn Mausoleum in Neenah the following week. Please visit to send online condolences to the Meach family.

A memorial fund has been established for local cancer facilities, The Center for Grieving Children and an educational fund, in his honor. Please visit if you wish to donate to this fund.

The Meach family and everyone close to Brett wish to send special thanks to the many friends of Brett for all your love, support, and prayers. We would especially like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Martha Siekman Cancer Center. Thank you to Dr. Kiran Turaga, Deborah Schneider and the whole Froedert Hospital cancer team. Also instrumental through Brett's journey was Dr. Philip Vogt and the entire staff on the fifth floor at Appleton Medical Center. Our hearts and love go out to the wonderful staff at Cherry Meadows Hospice Center for the unbelievable work they do.

We love you, Brett.


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 28 to May 1, 2014