Don Richard Meader
Don Richard Meader

September 13, 1936 - July 16, 2017
Born in Gothenburg, Nebraska
Resided in Albany, OR


Don Richard Meader
September 13, 1936---July 16, 2017

Don Meader, 80, of Albany died Sunday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Richard and Eva (Anderson) Meader, Don moved to California as a boy and then to Albany as a teenager. After graduating from high school Don entered the US Air Force and served for 4 years. Upon his discharge he returned to Albany and built the home he would live in for the rest of his life. Don married Diane Walden. She preceded him in death. He married Norma Yearsley in 1978 in Albany.

Don operated Meader Brothers Auto Electric with his father for many years until it closed. Upon his retirement he began his next career doing mobile auto windshield repair which he did for 30 years. Don loved watching NASCAR and fixing classic speedometers which were sent to him from all over the world. He was a member of the Albany American Legion Post 10 and the Albany Eagles Club.

Don is survived by his wife Norma of Albany; daughter Tamara and husband Tim Glover of Albany; step daughter Kimberly and husband Richard Beauchamp of Albany; sisters Joanne Buxton, Patricia Mahr, and Kathy Meader of Albany, and Gayle House of Salem; and several grandchildren including James Glover and his wife Jennifer, and Ellie Glover. Don was preceded in death by his son Don, Jr.; and daughter Debbie Weygant. Don was excitedly waiting for his first great grandchild, Rowan, to be born in August.

A viewing will be from 4 to 6pm Thursday at Fisher Funeral Home. A graveside with full military honors will be at 10am Friday at Willamette Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to American Legion Post 10 in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington St., Albany, OR 97321

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Fisher Funeral Home
306 Washington Street SW
Albany, OR US 97321
Thursday, July 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Willamette Memorial Park
2640 Old Salem Rd NE
Albany, OR US 97321
Friday, July 21, 2017
10:00 AM