Like us on Facebook
American Patriotic 10


John J. Meeder

March 12, 1927 ~ March 17, 2018 (age 91)

John J. Meeder, 91 of Boyne City, (formerly of Potterville and Bellaire) passed away at home on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

John was born on March 12, 1927, three minutes after his twin brother Jack, in Potterville, Michigan to Edward and Mabel (Heath) Meeder.

With a Doctorate in Education from Michigan State University, he worked as a teacher before joining the Michigan Education Association as a research consultant, retiring in 1988.

John served in the military in both World War II and the Korean War.

In 1956 he married Annabelle LaTorre who preceded him in death in 2005.  Also preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Dick Meeder; sisters, Anne Burley and Barbara Archer; and grandson, Stephen Hicks. 

Surviving are his twin brother, Jack (Arlene) Meeder of Mancelona; sons Terry (Johnna) Hicks of Cleveland Heights, Heath (Lori) Meeder of Boyne City and Torre Meeder of Boyne City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In accordance with his wishes the family will remember him privately.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish are asked to consider a memorial contribution in John’s name to the non-profit organization of your choice.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at