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Leo "Ted" Meier


Leo "Ted" Meier

Jan 28, 1924 - Sep 17, 2013

Leo T. Meier, 89, passed away on September 17, 2013 after a lingering illness at Peace Hospice.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Schnider Funeral Home. A funeral liturgy will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
On January 28, 1924, Leo was born in Rugby, North Dakota to Barbara and Michael Meier and grew up in the Rugby and Devil’s Lake area. He served in the U. S. Navy as a Water Tender Third Class from 1943 through 1945. He served in eighteen Naval battle campaigns aboard the U. S. S. New Orleans. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked for the Great Northern Railroad in Devil’s Lake where he met the love of his life, Margaret. They married on October 5, 1950 in Hillsboro, ND. In 1954, Leo and his family moved to Great Falls, MT where he was employed as a pipefitter for the Anaconda Company until its closure in 1981.
In his younger years, Leo enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family and later on he spent many hours in his woodshop making gifts for his family. After the grandchildren came along he enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren going to many of their school and athletic events. He was a long-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parish and he also belonged to Eagles Lodge.
Leo is survived by his wife, Margaret; children Irene Meier, Paul (Carolyn) Meier, Larry (Kathy) Meier, Dan Meier, Dianne Meier, Theresa Meier, and Jeff (Georgianna) Meier all of Great Falls; grandchildren Joe (Valerie) Meier of Perth, Australia, Katie Meier of Augusta, MT, Matt Meier of Denver, CO, Patrick (Desarae) McQueen, Jakob Meier, Lukas Meier, and Sara Meier; and great-grandchildren Jeidyn and Coulter McQueen all of Great Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and six sisters.
Memorials made in Leo’s name may be given to Peace Hospice of Montana, 1101 26th St. So., Great Falls, MT 59405 or to the donor’s choice.
Condolences for the family may be posted online at

Public Guest Book

Sep 21st
S. Elaine
Margaret and family,
My deepest condolences over the loss of Ted. May your cherished memories and the love of family and friends help ease your pain. Please remember the resurrection promise. We wait patiently for the day when our Heavenly Father through his Son Christ Jesus will lovingly bring back to life our dear loved ones by means of the resurrection and do away with the enemy death forever (1 Corinthians 15:26). May this promise comfort you as it gives hope for a future when death will be no more and we will embrace our loved ones again in paradise. John 5:21; John 6:40; John 11:11, 25-26; Revelation 21:3,4. May the God of all comfort bring you peace. Galatians 1:3. Thoughts and prayers of life and love are with the family.
Sep 21st
Wanda/bill Wonsick
Larry and Kathy sorry for your loss of your father Larry! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Bill and Wanda
Sep 22nd
Don and Colleen (Engelhart) Daniels
Marge and family, we are so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sep 22nd
Michael McCann
Bonnie and I extend our sincerest condolences. I remember much about Ted from growing up next door to your family. God bless
all of you.
Sep 22nd
George & Pat (Engelhart) Bosch
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Ted. I'm so glad that we had such a nice visit with him while in Great Falls in April. He was a favorite uncle. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Sep 22nd
Jack Volk
Margaret and family we are so sorry for the loss of Ted. Him and dad we best friends and I always enjoyed visiting with him. When him and dad were together their were stories after stories being told. We lost dad a little over a year ago so I know him and Ted are up in Heaven telling stories to anyone that will listen. He was a great man and will be missed by many. To bad we lived in Devils Lake,ND Mom and I would have been there for you Margaret and the family. I am glad I had the opportunity to know him and visit with both him and you. The whole Volk family send our condolences to your whole family
Sep 22nd
Norm &Shirley Schommer
Marge & family, sorry to hear about Ted. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sep 22nd
Dennis and Elva Engelhart
We are sorry to hear of Ted's passing He was a great uncle as well as the godfather of Dennis. We are so glad we got to visit with him and Marge last September. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sep 23rd
Larry and Leona Dann and Marceline Howard
Marge and family, we were so sad to hear of Ted`s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.
Sep 23rd
Randy and Kathy Ward
Paul, Carolyn and Sara ~ we were so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. We hope your cherished memories give you some comfort during this difficult time.You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all.
Sep 23rd
Marge and family. We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Ted's passing. Our prayers are with all of you. He was a kind and thoughtful man. Greg and Marla (Engelhart) Soper


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