Melissa Marie Meta Meier-Kanches

Born: Sun., Jan. 18, 1970
Died: Thu., Jul. 4, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church

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Melissa Marie Meta Meier-Kanches 49 of Montgomery, Illinois formerly of Nokomis, Illinois passed away July 4th 2019 at her home in Montgomery. 

Melissa was born January 18, 1970 in Waukegan, IL. She is survived by her parents Dale H. and Jo D. Fagan Meier from Lake Havasu  City, Arizona, as well as her children Kimberleigh Marie Griffin of Shanghai, China, Jared Michael Griffin and Jericho Kanches both of Springfield, Illinois, her  sisters Jessica (Mike) Hutchings Monasmith of Lake Havasu City, AZ Jodi (Gilbert) Meier Merkel of Harvel, her nieces & nephews and Jenna & Dayne Merkel and Madisyn and Thomas Petrauskas. She was preceded in death by a sister Kimberly Kelly Swanson.

Melissa was a Nokomis High School graduate, had become an R.N. and was in the Illinois Nation Guard.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 11:00 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis, Illinois  with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nokomis. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service Wednesday morning. 

Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis is handling family arrangements

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Jennifer Friesland
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
I was shocked to hear about Melissa, Jo. It seems almost like yesterday her and Susan were graduating from high school!!!!! I pray God will comfort your heart and your mind with His love and help you get through this awful time in your life. Sending a bug hug for you my friend.❤

Carol Schramm
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
Dale, Jo, and sincere condolences to you on the passing of Melissa. May our Loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, grant you comfort and extra strength during this very difficult time.

Judy Fojtik
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
Dearest Melissa you are gone too soon. I pray you have found the peace and happiness you so truly deserve. I just wish we had more!
Love you forever, Aunt Judy

   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Melissa. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much, especially when they are as young as Melissa. The Bible reminds us that God sees our pain and sorrow and has promised that soon, "death will be no more."(Revelation 21:4) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our precious loved ones to life again.(Acts 24:15) Until then, I hope the beautiful memories of Melissa and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

Darlene McCallum
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
You have my sincere sympathy. So sorry to hear about your loss.

Debbie M Hackwith
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
Melissa was my neighbor I didn't know her well but I do know she was a polite and kind person,I just found out about this tragedy so young..RIP Melissa may you find peace with the Lord.

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