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James Meyers

Issue Date: February 21, 2019

James Meyers, 50, of Oconto Falls, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 17, 2019 as the result of a snowmobile accident in Bayfield County.

Born Dec. 18, 1968 in Oconto Falls, the oldest of four children, to Ken and Yvonne (Luisier) Meyers, he grew up in the Town of Spruce where he attended elementary school at the Spruce School House until the fifth grade. He then attended Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1987. 

While growing up, he worked in the family well drilling business. On July 18, 1987, he married Stephanie Parsons at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls where they lived their entire married lives and owned and operated Luisier Drilling Inc. as third generation family owners since 2003. 

He will be remembered for his zest for life while boating, snowmobiling, golfing, riding his Harley and following all Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Packers as a season ticket holder. A longtime member of River Island Golf Club in Oconto Falls, he sponsored his own league team and volunteered equipment and his time to improve the course.

He enjoyed his six-day-a-week Bod-e Bootcamp in Howard to stay in shape and be a part of the Bod-e Bootcamp Family. Providing for his family and vacationing with his wife meant a lot to him.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Meyers, Oconto Falls; two children, Gregory (Stacey) Meyers, West De Pere and Morgan Meyers, Oconto Falls; two granddaughters; his parents, Ken and Yvonne Meyers, Spruce; siblings, Chris (Sarah) Meyers, Madison, Suzanne (Ryan) Verhagen and Megan (Zach) Jensen, both of Spruce; his mother-in-law, Rosalind Parsons, Pontiac, Ill.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sue (Bill) Elliott, Saunemin, Ill., Chuck Parsons, Green Bay and Blake (Lisa) Parsons, Pontiac, Ill. and many aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charles Parsons.

Visitation will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 501 S. Main St., Oconto Falls on Friday, Feb. 22 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, Feb.23 at the Church from 8 a.m. until time of the service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Gary Olson will officiate with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery in the Town of Spruce. Per the families' request, casual attire is encouraged.


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