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Edward M. Meyer

September 27, 1936 ~ March 29, 2021 (age 84)


Edward "Sweepy" Meyer died Monday March 29th at his home in Wausau. Edward was 84 years old.


Edward was born September 27th 1936 to Edward and Regina Meyer. He attended Wausau High School. After high school Edward enlisted in the Marines. During his time in the Marines he spent time in California and Hawaii.


Edward married his high school sweetheart Sharon Litzer on November 10th 1956. Edward and Sharon  had 4 children. Steve (Becky) Meyer, Baileys Harbor, Rick Meyer, Wausau, Barb (Rich) Rozella, Rib Mountain and Sara Meyer, Iola. 2 grandchildren Eric Meyer and Justin Meyer, Sister Bay.


After his time in the service Edward worked as a machinist. After that he worked for Canteen Vending. Edward enjoyed the vending business very much and eventually partnered with his lifelong friend Vern Michlig at Verns Vending. After his retirement from vending Edward began restoring windmills. Restoring windmills became his passion.  Edward and Sharon traveled throughout the country attending many windmill conventions and events. There are hundreds of Edward's restored windmills throughout Wisconsin and the bordering states. Edward was always very physically active and prided himself on being physically fit. Up until just a few years ago he did 100 push ups every morning . He loved biking as well as running.  He  took up running in his 60's and eventually competed in some area running events and races.


Along with his parents and Sharon, Edward was preceded in death by his siblings, Gen (Harold) Busche, Alice (Donald) Steiner, Dorothy (John) Szeckeress, Esther( John) Emmerick Cora (Larry) Socha, Raymond (Rosie) Meyer, Leon (Bernie) Meyer and Beatrice (Earl) Radenz. Along with many in laws. His sister Mae Allain survives. 


After Sharon passed Edward was fortunate to find love again. Orlene Pavek shared many good times with Edward  including the dream  trip of a lifetime together to Hawaii.  Orlene was very important to Edward and loved by the entire family. The family would like to recognize and thank  Rick Meyer for caring for Dad for his last years. Rick did an awesome job and it is very appreciated.  The family would also like to thank Jen and Interim Healthcare for her care over the last few months.


Edward will forever be remembered and admired for his very positive attitude. He always had a smile and kind words for everyone he came into contact with.


Private family services will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Wausau.  Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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