Died Monday, November 28, 2022 at home.
Willard was born March 15, 1927 in West Point, Nebraska to Alois and Louise 'Lankenau' Meier. He was raised in West Point and graduated from West Point High School. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946. Willard returned to Nebraska, attended and graduated from Midland College. He met Marjorie Burt and they married on August 5, 1951. The couple made their home in Fremont in the house they built and have lived since 1956 on Lincoln Avenue.
Willard's working years were spent doing odd jobs for Oscar and Violet Brown and then working for Hormel until retiring in 1992. Willard was a member of the Fremont First United Methodist Church.
Daughters - Kristie McLeroy of Ft. Worth, TX.
Debra 'Debbie' (Karl Reinhard) Meier of Lincoln
Julie (Richard 'Lynn') Schwanke of Fremont
19 great grandchildren
Sister - Arlene Adams of Fremont
Sister-in-law - Mary Brandert of Fremont
Willard was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie in 2019, parents, sister and brother.
The funeral will be 10:30am, Friday, December 2, 2022 at the Fremont First United Methodist Church. Burial with Military Honors by the Fremont Honor Guard will be in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel from 3pm to 8pm with the family present from 6pm to 8pm.
Memorials are suggested to the Fremont First United Methodist Church in Fremont.
Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com