Marrion Berklin Meadows

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Marrion Berklin “Bert” Meadows, age 78, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Bert was born on July 6, 1944, in Prestonsburg, KY, to Joseph and Mary (Gray) Meadows. He grew up in a large family including 11 siblings.

Bert moved to Ypsilanti, MI, at a young age and resided there for the remainder of his life. He retired from Ford Motor Company.

He enjoyed hunting while spending time with family in Manistee, MI. Bert also liked to pass time by fishing, fixing vehicles/small engines, and beating everyone at Euchre with a Budweiser and some moonshine. Bert would spend time with family and friends at his brother Ott’s “Garden” creating many fond memories. He was a lifelong member of his local F.O.E. #2250 in Ypsilanti, MI. Those close to Bert would know his favorite sayings; “I know that’s right!,” “yeah buddy,” and “make that money.” He was close with his neighbors, as well, and will be missed by many.

Bert is survived by his four children, Matthew (Kelly) Meadows, Richard (Eric) Giem, Mandy (Doug Statham) Meadows, and Lee (Brittany Schmidt) Meadows; seven grandchildren, Sam, Tristen, Macey, Bryan, Parker, Bronson, and Easton, and siblings, Silas (Marsha), Sally, and Wade.

He was preceded in death by his former wife and lifelong friend, Mary (Carter) Meadows; and his siblings, Dennis, George, Frank, Cott, Joe, Goldie, Curt, and Ott.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2550, 2935 Holmes Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48198.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

5 comments on “Marrion Berklin Meadows”

  1. Pamela k yates

    You will be so deeply missed Bert, 😢 by so many who knew you, my friend. 💕 You fly high now Bert and check in on us once in a while. Give us a sign so we know you are here. (Yeah Buddy) ❤️
    Always & Forever you will be in our Hearts. 💕

  2. Mandy,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can comfort you now. I just wanted to send our thoughts & prayers to you & your family. God bless you all. From: Your loyal Lucas customers, John Howard & Marie Hiler ♥️

  3. You’ll sorely be missed. I went to school with your son and was very popular and special. I didn’t know you, however, you’re blessed to live with a good life, and those in Kentucky! May you #RIP!

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