Thursday, March 12, 2015


Albert Harrold Meier, age 81, was called to his heavenly rest on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home in Spirit, WI. Albert was born December 19, 1933, in a log cabin in the Town of Spirit to Carl and Olga (nee-Harrold) Meier.
Albert attended grade school at Liberty School in the Town of Spirit and graduated from Rib Lake High School in 1951. In 1955 he enlisted in the US Army. He served three years, learning Russian and translating intercepted Russians messages while attached to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, MD.
After his service, Albert farmed with his father. In 1977 he married Carol Schultz of Athens, WI, continuing to farm until 1995. Albert was a dairy farmer who took pride in his herd of Guernseys. As a young man he trapped furs and he logged throughout his life. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Albert was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Spirit where he regularly worshipped his Lord and served in various capacities. Through the years he served on the boards of DHI, Badger Breeders and Morning Glory as well as serving as president of the Spirit 4H Fair Committee for 25 years. He was also a volunteer fire warden for many years.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents and his infant sister Rosalie. He is survived by his wife, his two children, Dorothy (Cody) Grivno of Slinger, WI and Albert Meier II of Jackson, MI, two grandchildren, one sister, three brothers and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Spirit. Visitation will be held at 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Spirit with Rev. James Heffner officiating.
Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in the Town of Spirit.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
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