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Steven Meier, age 53, from West Springfield, Pa., passed away on Sunday afternoon, November 23, 2014 at the home of his sister.
Steven was born on August 16, 1961 in Clarion, Pa., the son of the late Leonard G. and Georgia M. (Claypool) Meier.
He attended Northwestern High School and immediately entered into the U.S. Navy. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he moved to Oklahoma where he worked as a mental health technician for 30 years. While living in Oklahoma, Steven became quite active in the Martial Arts. He became a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. He taught students at the Jack Hwang Martial Arts Studio in Oklahoma City for over 20 years. He also earned recognition in the Who’s Who in Martial Arts. He then joined the U.S. Army Reserves where he served as a Sergeant and served his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He came home in 2010. He has since moved back to the Springfield area and was currently working at Maple Donuts in Lake City. The martial arts played a large part of Steven’s life, but he also had become a Master Scuba Diver and enjoyed the water.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Meier and a sister, Karen Merryman.
He is survived by his fiancé , Julie A. (Markise) Boykin of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Carol Lewis and her husband, Bob of West Springfield, Pa. and Melony Anderson and her husband, Mike of Independence, Kansas. With a big heart, he especially loved his nieces and his nephew.
Memorial Services will be held for Steven on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the West Springfield United Methodist Church, with Pastor Net Gerber, officiating. Military honors will be observed following the service by the Albion American Legion.
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