Peter M. “Deano” Meier, 91, of Elk River, formerly of Brooklyn Center, died peacefully, surrounded by his family Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
He served in the Army in World War II. According to his family, “He was a wonderful son, husband and father, raising five girls — thank goodness he was a master plumber. In his younger years, he was often mistaken to be Dean Martin, belting out ‘Volare’ at will.”
He was an avid harmonica player, fisherman, card player and loved his bingo. During his reflective years at Guardian Angels High Rise, he became very thankful of his family and friends. He was able to “make peace” with his maker.
Mr. Meier’s funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Feb 25) at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. N.W., Elk River; 763-441-1212. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, Assembly Area No. 4.
Memorials are preferred.
Mr. Meier is survived by his daughters, Claudia Volk, Deana (Tom) Derr, Tona Meier, Jackie (Jimmy) Benolkin and Julie (Joe) Duevel; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Matt (Delores) and Robert “Amos.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Kraft; grandson, Peter Volk; son-in-law, Martin Volk; and several brothers and a sister.