Leon L. Meyer
Jan. 14, 1931 — Jan. 2, 2018
Leon L. Meyer of Waukesha passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, following a short illness at the age of 86.
He was born in Twin Brooks, S.D., on January 14, 1931, the son of Pete and Margaret (nee Lage) Meyer.
On February 11, 1956, he married his beloved wife, Shirley; she preceded him in death on July 13, 2003. Leon worked for 41 years as an inspector at Briggs & Stratton. He met Shirley over 60 years ago at the roller skating rink. Skating became a passion for both of them.
Leon was also a H.A.M. radio operator (WK9VHX) and talked to other operators all over the world. After the kids left home, Leon and Shirley became very busy camper trailer travelers covering most of the U.S. They loved camping so much they had a travel home at River Bend Resorts in Watertown and enjoyed many summers with their children and grandchildren in tow. Leon loved to play horseshoes and every Sunday morning at River Bend he could be found competing among the best! Leon was also a member of many bowling leagues in Waukesha and had bowled up until his 81st birthday. One other love of his life was model railroading. It was a passion he held onto until the end.
He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted daughter, Jan (Bill) Pease of Waukesha; his son Warren (Sue) Meyer of Wilmot; stepson Kevin (Sherry) Gierach of Mesa, Arizona; and his son-in-law Dave Jones of Waukesha. He was the proud grandfather of Emily (Dave) Pease-Clem, Bill (Becky) Pease, Sadie Villegas (Miguel Marin), Matt Teschner, Jake Meyer, Chrissy (Brandon) Knight, Shelly (Scott) Weston, John Jones, Marc Jones, Jenny Jones and Alison (Curtis) Wilson; and great-grandfather of Hayden, Hudson, Colton, Diego León, Isabella, Hunter, Gavin, Layla, Dominick, Amya, Jaden, Hailey, Jessica, Jose, Jovanna and Ashley. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, and his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepdaughter Nancy Jones and his brother Eugene Meyer.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 7, from 4 p.m. until the time of the 7 p.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will be held on Monday, January 8, at 11 a.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Please meet at the cemetery in the green parking area.
Memorials in Leon’s name are appreciated to The Hope Center.
He was the best dad a girl could ever have!
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.