Published 3:41 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2012

William Charles “Bill” Van Meter, 64, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at East Jefferson Hospital. He was a retail manager with EZ Pawn Corp. for 15 years and an Eagle Scout award winner with the Boy Scouts and received a Parks and Recreational Degree from Michigan State University.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Peggy Van Meter, son Christopher William Van Meter (Elizabeth) and Melinda Ordoyne; stepchildren: Kristin Jantovsky, Kevin Campbell (Teri), Heather Reis (Richard) and Matthew Campbell (Haley);, two sisters: Barbara Ward (Terry) and Bonnie Broersma (Ronald); aunt Geri Bowler; 15 grandchildren: Gavin and Edmund Van Meter, Robbie and Ava Ordoyne, Gregory, Erik (fiancé Jen Wemple) and Lance Cpl. Madalyn Jantovsky, Cassie Bean (Gerald), Heather LaLonde (Aaron), Katie Batson, Taylor Batson, Kacy Cambell, Hannah and Brady Reis and Liam Campbell; and 5 great-grandchildren: Jordan Bean, Matthew, Dakota and Alexia Jantovsky and Aiden LaLonde.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aldamae Hammond and Charles Van Meter.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, 821 Fourth St., Norco, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ken Tew officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Spring Lake, Mich.

Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.

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