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Co-Owner William J. Meyer of Wm. F. Meyer Co. has passed away.
William J. "Bill" Meyer
William J. "Bill" Meyer, 74, co-owner of Wm. F. Meyer Co., passed away on Jan. 31, surrounded by his wife and three sons. He was born in Aurora on Oct. 26, 1947 to Melvin "Bud" and Wanda (Hammond) Meyer.
He graduated from East Aurora, '65, Aurora University, B.S. '69, and Northern Illinois University, M.B.A. '71. Bill then joined the family business in Aurora in February, 1971. He worked there over 50 years and eventually became president. One of his passions was helping to expand the business throughout the Chicagoland. Another love of his was the game of golf, where he was a regular at Aurora Country Club.
Bill was survived by his wife Carol (Seifrid) and their three sons Christopher (Michelle), Daniel (Kathryn), and Timothy (Kristen). He was lovingly known as Opa by his grandchildren: Molly, Charlotte, Owen, Erin, Adelaide, Olivia, John, Henrietta, and Alice. He was also survived by his brother John "Jack" (Sonja); his uncle John "Jack" (Lois) Hammond; his mother-in-law Jean Meyer, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Bill was preceded by his parents, his grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, and his grandson, William L. Meyer.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 from 3 PM to 8 PM at the Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL, 60554. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 85 S. Constitution Dr., Aurora, IL 60506. The burial will follow the service at St. Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www2.jdrf.org) or The Cradle (cradle.org).
For further information, call 630-466-1330, or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.