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Diane Meeker

July 20, 1929 - July 22, 2021
Kalamazoo, MI


Graveside Service

Monday, July 26, 2021
10:00 AM EDT
Ft. Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Rd.
Augusta, MI 49012
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Daniel Meeker
710 N. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


MEEKER, Eve Diana “Diane”

Of Kalamazoo

Age 92, died peacefully with her family at her side on July 22, 2021 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Diane was born July 20, 1929, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Nicholas and Frieda (Martens) DeVries. She was a school bus driver for Portage Schools for over 30 years. Diane’s passion was flying and was an avid reader. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Lewis Meeker in 1999; 3 children: Mike Meeker, Dave Meeker and Paula Minshall; and in-laws: Jim Meeker and Louise Kevit. Surviving members of her family include a son: Daniel (Julie) Meeker; daughters-in-law: Judi Meeker and Nancy Meeker; son-in-law, Doug Minshall; sister-in-law, Marian Meeker; 12 grandchildren: Kristen, Melissa, Stephanie, Maureen, David, Joe, Derek, David, Carrie, Bradley, Katie, and Johnny; many great-grandchildren; neighbor, caregiver and close dear friend, Kenneth Gray; and many other friends; and her two cats of which she adored: Goldie and Cleo. Graveside services will be held Monday (JULY 26) 10AM at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Visit Diane’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos and sign her guestbook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her son, Daniel Meeker (710 N. Kalamazoo Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079). Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900. www.BetzlerLifeStory.com