Pastor Carl A. Meier (retired), age 87, of Metamora, Michigan died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Angelic Gardens AFC of Lum, MI. Carl August Meier was born September 22, 1932 in Detroit, MI. He is the son of the late Carl and the late Marie (Ruckurt) Meier. Carl grew up in the Detroit, MI area. He is a graduate of Henry Ford Trade School in Dearborn, MI. Carl furthered his education at Wayne State University where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Arts. He married Helen Jean Sutton on June 19, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, January 11, 2008. He married Lois Barnett in June of 2008.
Right out of high school, Carl became employed as a Tool & Die maker for Ford Motor Company – Rouge River Plant. He later transferred to the Ford Axle Plant in Sterling Heights and became a Tool & Die supervisor before retiring after 40 years of employment. For 17 years, Carl was a full-time pastor for First Baptist Church of Attica, MI. Carl also taught Industrial Arts at Macomb Community College for a number of years. Carl enjoyed: bowling, reading his Bible, caring for his home, sports cars, baseball, and watching his grandchildren participate in sports.
He is survived by: his wife: Lois Meier; four daughters: Roxann Messner, Corinne Poppeck, Lorie Hodges, and Sue (James) Fish: two sons: Arthur (Sandra) Meier and Paul (Jennifer) Meier; step-children: Lenore Barnett and Clinton Barnett; his sister: Ruth Hannon; one brother: Harold Meier; sixteen grandchildren: Michael (Lauren), Melissa, Mitch (Michelle), Corey (Chelsea), Christopher, Cameron, Aaron, Lucas, Kirstin, Samantha (James), Jordan, Rachel, Zachary (Jenna), Myron, Havilah, and Tyler; his seven great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Marcus, Tatum, Owen, Malachi, Demi, and Genesis; two brothers-in-law: Don Martyn and Davis (Florence) Bodine; and his sister-in-law: Marsha (Cal) Jewett. Carl was preceded in death by: his wife: Helen Meier; three sons-in-law: William Poppeck, Robert Messner, and Kenneth Hodges; and his granddaughter: Kasy Renee Hodges.
The funeral services will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Hunters Creek Community Church, 2471 Metamora Road, Lapeer, MI. Reverend Dale Gooding, Pastor of Hunters Creek Community Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Arcadia Township Cemetery. The family will be available for visitation 12 Noon – 1 pm, Saturday, February 1 at Hunters Creek Community Church. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to: The Hunters Creek Missionaries, 2471 Metamora Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446. Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Please be sure to sign our on-line register at muirbrothersfh.com to share condolences and memories with the family. The Meier family would like to thank the staff of Angelic Gardens AFC for the extraordinary care iven their father Carl.