August Meier Jr.

1956 - 2013

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August Meier Jr.

Oct. 28, 1956 — Sept. 8, 2013

August (Gus) H. Meier Jr. passed away Sept. 8, 2013, from complications after surgery. Gus was born Oct. 28, 1956, in Dell Rapids, S.D., to August and June Meier. The family later moved to Dayton, where he grew up. Gus has two children: son, Shawn (Benevides) Meier; daughter, Afton Journey.

He met his wife, Penny Antes, in 1993; they were married on Aug. 28, 1995. She was the love of his life and he was the love of her life. They were each other’s best friend. Gus enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and scrounging, but most of all he loved to go for long drives in the country with his wife and their two dogs, his “Little Buddies,” Sam and Milo.

Gus was truly loved by everyone who knew him.

He was always kind and caring and if he could help someone in need he did, unless it was moving, ha ha!

Gus was truly the best husband, father, brother,

uncle, grandpa and friend and we are all going to miss him.

Gus is survived by his wife, Penny; his children; six sisters, Lillis Jenkins of Milton-Freeewater, Berniece (Fred) Banks of Prescott, Lorry (Bill) Hope of Clarkston, Susan (Dave) Fleshman of Dayton, Michelle Meier of Dayton, Terri (Jason) Vernam of Kennewick; two brothers, Ray Meier of Waitsburg, Joe (Kaye) Meier of Paterson; brother-in-law, Ruben Castillo of Richland; sister-in-law, Tina Meier of Pomeroy; six grandchildren; 35 nieces and nephews; 30 great-nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Sam and Milo. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Billy Meier; and close friend, Les Doering. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the August Meier Memorial Fund at Banner Bank to help his family with medical expenses.

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