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Doug Meyer

Aug 29, 1955 - May 05, 2023

Doug Meyer, 67, Neenah, formerly Oconto Falls, died Friday afternoon, May 5, 2023 at home surrounded by family members from congestive heart failure, following many years of health challenges.  He was born August 29, 1955 in Oconto Falls to Robert and Darlene (Rasmussen) Meyer.  Doug grew up with his many siblings in Oconto Falls where he excelled in all sports.  While attending Oconto Falls High School, he continued his skills as a gifted athlete and is fondly remembered as the starting pitcher for his class of 1973, winning the school’s first state baseball championship in an era where there were no divisions.  He also developed a love of music playing the guitar over the course of his life.  Following high school, he continued his education and received a degree in teaching.

On June 30, 1979 he married Linda Anderson.  The couple has lived in the Appleton area most of their married lives where Doug taught in area middle schools, coached and inspired many students who Doug challenged to be their best.  Doug will be lovingly remembered as an outdoors enthusiast, being competitive in all things sports, his music abilities and as a dedicated family man, coach, teacher and friend to many.

Survivors are his wife, Linda Meyer; their two children, Kami (Paul) Kersten and Kyle (Lauren Nobbe) Meyer; three granddaughters who he dearly loved, Leia and Raya Kersten, Ellie Meyer; his mother, Darlene Merschdorf; his siblings, Glen (Mary Jo) Meyer, Mary Meyer, Robbie (Jamie) Meyer, Kevin (Maggard) Meyer, Belinda (Pete) Lane, Darin (Cary) Meyer, Tracey (Bobby) Nielsen and Perry Meyer; his in-laws, Stu and Joan Anderson, two brothers-in-law, Gary (Julia) and Dan (Jonell) Anderson; many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Meyer and two special uncles, Ron and Lyle Rasmussen.

Visitation with the urn present will be held after 12 noon Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls with a sharing of memories taking place at 3:30 pm Saturday.  Those attending Doug’s memorial are encouraged to wear their favorite sport’s team apparel.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to “Babe Rock the Red” for the American Heart Association, donation information found at: www.joinfreedomteam.com.

Doug’s love, affection and dedication to his three granddaughters are his legacy.

Visitation

Saturday May 20, 2023, 12 noon until sharing of memories at 3:30 PM at Jones Funeral Service [map]


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