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Richard W. Meier, 55

Richard W. Meier, 55, of St. Paul, passed away from kidney cancer surrounded by his family at home June 13, 2009. 

His greatest loves were his family, fishing and gardening. 

He is preceded in death by father, Lawrence; and brothers, Wayne and Michael. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Mary Jo Effenberger; son, Nicholas; daughter, Christine (fiancé Bradley); mother, Rose; siblings, Allan (Veronica), Alice (Joel), Steven (Jill) and Karen (Gary); brothers-in-law, Donald (Patricia), David (Judy) and James (Francine); sister-in-law, Carol; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

The memorial Mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 840 E. Sixth St., St. Paul. Visitation was one hour prior.

Arrangements were by the Cremation Society, Edina Chapel, 952-924-4100.