2013-06-13 / Obituaries

Sebastian Meier, 92, of Zeeland


Sebastian Meier Sebastian Meier Sebastian Meier, 92, of Napoleon, formerly of Zeeland, died Monday, June 3, 2013, in the Wishek Community Hospital.

Sebastian was born March 11, 1921, on a farm near Zeeland the son of Jochim and Julia (Yesel) Meier. He was raised and educated near Zeeland and attended country school.

Sebastian married Katherine Braun on Oct. 12, 1943, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Krassna. They lived and farmed northeast of Zeeland. They retired from farming in 1978 and moved into Zeeland. Katherine died on Jan. 14, 1992.

Sebastian continued to live in Zeeland. He had been a resident of the Napoleon Care Center for the past two years.

Sebastian was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and Life Member of the Knights of Columbus. He was very devoted to St. John’s and St. Andrew’s Catholic churches. He took great care of the churches and the cemeteries. Sebastian will always be remembered for his faith.

He is survived by four sons and five daughters-in-law, Alvin and Darlene Meier, Dickinson, Charlotte Meier, Regent, Magnus and Grace Meier, Hettinger, Joseph and Jill Meier, Bismarck and Gerard and Dorothy Meier, Zeeland; three daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine and Victor Geiger, Mandan, Seraphine and Rodney Heiser, Aberdeen, S.D., and Rita and Terry Bisbee, Hutchinson, Minn.; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine; one son, Sebastian Meier, Jr.; two grandchildren; his parent; 11 brothers, Jochim, Adam, Joseph, Peter, Anton, Ben, Frank, John and in infancy, Joe, Kasper (six months) and Kasper (in infancy); and five sisters, Ann Volk, Sister Gemella, Julia Volk, Mary Ripplinger and Magdalena Ripplinger.

Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Zeeland with celebrant the Rev. Wenceslaus Katanga. Organist was Michelle Schumacher. Vocal music was by the church choir. Scripture reader was Magnus Meier. Gift bearers were Miranda Unser and Quinn Unser. Communion minister was Gerard Meier. Mass servers were Elliot Meier, Jordan Pfeifer and Andy Nolz. Music was “Here I am Lord,” “On Eagles’ Wings,” “I Am the Bread of Life,” “O Sacrament Most Holy,” “Song of Farewell” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Casketbearers were Patrick Meier, David Meier, Brian Meier, Lance Meier, Evan Bisbee and Kelly Geiger.

Interment was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Zeeland.

Please visit www.myersfh.com to sign the online guestbook and to share memories of Sebastian with his family.

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