2001 - 2012



Eureka Lodge No. 69

Milan, Illinois


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Douglas D. Meaker

(Obituary from the Dispatch/Argus)

Services for Douglas Dale Meaker, 47, of 11622 27th St. W., Milan, are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island, with the Rev. Robert Schoolcraft officiating. The body has been cremated. Private burial will be held at a later date at National Cemetery, Rock Island.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, with Masonic services at 7 p.m. by Eureka Masonic Lodge, Milan. An educational fund for his children will be established.

Mr. Meaker died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Trinity Medical Center, North Campus, Davenport.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1952, in Peoria, the son of Willard Meaker and Jerry Poland Meaker. He married Terri Gimble on Nov. 4, 1980, in Edgington, Ill.


He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago.

Mr. Meaker was a window clerk at the Davenport Post Office. He was also a licensed funeral director/embalmer.

He was a member of Mohassen Grotto, Davenport; Eureka Masonic Lodge, Milan; Milan Chapter Eastern Star and American Postal Workers Union. He was a former Cub Scout leader and was a dad adviser for Demolay.

He coached baseball and enjoyed camping, gardening and woodworking. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Terri; daughters, Jenny, Megan and Mandy Meaker, all at home; sons, Josh Meaker, at home, and Steven, of Kewanee; his parents, Wyoming, Ill.; sisters, C. Lynn Furness, Peoria, and Kelly Hamilton, Petersburg, Ill.; and brothers, Paul Meaker, Ostphen, Germany, and Kevin Meaker, Wyoming.