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Donald Louis Meyer

April 16, 1949 ~ September 2, 2022 (age 73)


Donald Louis Meyer, age 73, of Elgin, IL, passed away on September 2, 2022.  He was born April 16, 1949 in Milwaukee, WI to his loving parents, Donald P. and Josephine (née Rozman) Meyer.

Don graduated from high school in 1968.  He joined the United States Navy in 1969, and served just over four years during the Vietnam war before being honorably discharged in 1973.

After his military service, Don earned a bachelors degree.  He worked for AAA Motor Service until his retirement in 2009.

Don and Micheline England were together since 1985, and were married on November 1, 2010 at a cat show in Reno, NV.  The wedding party included tuxedo cat Wrigley as the best man, and their daughter Marianne as the maid of honor.

Don enjoyed music and vinyl records, movies, reading war history, and watching the Food Network.  He loved animals, especially cats.  He had major "Dad" humor, always ready with a bad pun or corny joke.  When answering the phone and being asked, "Is this the person to whom I am speaking?" he was ready with his favorite response ... "No, I'm a figment of your imagination!"

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Micheline England; parents, Donald P. and Josephine Meyer; and siblings, Dorothy and Louis.  He is survived by his daughter, Marianne England; and cousin, Steve Meyer.

A memorial will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, with funeral service at 4:00pm, Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.  Bill Griesenauer will be officiating.

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Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Don's name to the Anderson Animal Shelter or the Humane Society.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home.  For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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September 10, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Symonds-Madison Funeral Home
305 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Funeral Service
September 10, 2022

4:00 PM
Symonds-Madison Funeral Home
305 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60120

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