Former 84th State District Representative Tom Meyer, 65, of Colfax Township, passed away Monday, July 9, 2007 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe.|
He was born on March 9, 1942 to the late James and Esther (Kraai) Meyer in Zeeland. On Sept. 6, 1963 he was united in marriage to Dorothian Teusink.
Mr. Meyer attended Grand Rapids Junior College and worked for WLAV radio station in Grand Rapids and WOWE radio station in Allegan right out of high school. He was a disc jockey and sports broadcaster for WLEW in Bad Axe from 1964-1999. In 2000 he was elected 84th District Michigan State Representative and served his term through 2006. He attended the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church and was a member of the Lions Club, Special Olympics Games Committee, the Thumb Industries board, the Huron County Michigan State University Extension board and past member of the Elkton Rotary. He enjoyed reading, watching sports and listening to classical music.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothian Meyer of Colfax Township; one son, Brian (Dawn) Meyer of Lapeer; one daughter, Pamela (Chris) Schantz of Bad Axe; two sisters, Mary Gray of Grand Rapids and Susan (Tom) VanSluyters of Lansing; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Jacquelyn, Courtney, Jordan and Dylan; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Lundblade of Wichita, Kan., and Georgian Sanders of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Sutton, pastor, will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the MacAlpine "Mac" Chapel in Bad Axe and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Area #10 Special Olympics of Michigan and the Free Methodist Church of Bad Axe.
Published in Huron Daily Tribune on July 11, 2007