Albert John "Al" Meier, 81, of Hays, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at his daughter's home in Longmont, Colo.
He was born June 3, 1931, in Garden City, to John and Elizabeth Younger Meier.
On Aug. 28, 1956, he married Laura Grace Stillwell in Garden City. She died April 29, 2012. He also was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, John, Martin, Wendell, Bennie and Alvey Meier; and a sister, Mary Knoll.
Mr. Meier was employed by Dillons for 43 years, serving as a store manager in Pratt, Great Bend and at the North Dillon Store in Hays for 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean conflict.
Survivors include a son, Greg Meier of Gunnison, Colo.; two daughters, Debbie Brown of Longmont, and Beth Meier of Lakewood, Colo.; a sister, Barbara Heili of Scott City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, with the family receiving friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays, with military honors conducted.
Condolences can be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials are suggested to the Hays Optimist Club, in care of the mortuary, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.