Edward William Meers, 69, Stewardson and formerly of Le Roy, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Ed was born August 30, 1948, in Bloomington, the son of Wilbur and Elnora (Bullerman) Meers. On July 20, 1975, he and Elaine Speaker were united in marriage.
Ed was a 1966 graduate of Le Roy High School and 1970 graduate of the U of I College of Ag. He enjoyed fishing, hosting friends and family at their Lake Mattoon house, and being with his family – especially his three granddaughters. For many years, he farmed with his father in the Le Roy area and later Stewardson. His true passion and talent was the genetic science of pork production, and he received much joy from the camaraderie and competition at hog shows over the years. A special thanks to Brandon Ogle and Brett Schultz for allowing Ed to pursue his passion of raising hogs for the past few years and to Fred Perry for being his travel companion to hog shows near and far.
He served as Mayor of Stewardson for two terms and as Shelby County Republican Chairman for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Elaine of Stewardson; sons: David (Allison) Meers of
Chicago and Mike (Ashley) Meers of Effingham; three granddaughters: Peyton, Samantha and Harper and sister Sherry (Keith) Morgan of Le Roy, IL. Preceding him in death were his parents and son Scott.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Stewardson United Methodist Church, 216 S Cedar Street, Stewardson. Visitation will be held Monday, July 2, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Stewardson United Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Stewardson Cemetery. Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson is assisting the family
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name. Contributions may be sent in care of Elaine Meers, 305 W. Main, Stewardson, lL 62463.