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Carl Meeks

February 18, 1933 — April 9, 2024


Carl E. Meeks, a cherished member of the Van Wert community, passed away on April 9, 2024, at Homestead at Towne Center at the age of 91. Born on February 18, 1933, in Van Wert, Carl was the son of the late George and Lillian (Parsons) Meeks.

A dedicated Army veteran, Carl enlisted on May 28, 1949, and served with honor until his discharge on August 2, 1952, reaching the rank of SGT. Following his military service, Carl embarked on a successful career, notably working at Aeroquip in Van Wert and Jackson, MI for 32 years until his retirement in 1989.

In addition to his military and professional accomplishments, Carl was a proud member of the American Legion and the Van Wert Eagles, where he formed lasting friendships and made valuable contributions to his community.

Carl's legacy lives on through his surviving brother, Rodney Goodman of Tucson, and his stepchildren, Nicole (Ty) Fiegel and Aaron Gallaway, all of Van Wert. He is also fondly remembered by his four step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Helen Meeks, second wife Barbara Meeks, son Kevin Meeks, brother Richard Meeks, sister Eleanor Kennett and step great granddaughter, Aubrie Nicole Moore.

Carl will be laid to rest during a private interment in Woodland Cemetery. In keeping with Carl's wishes, no services will be observed.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. To participate in Carl's online memorial and offer condolences to the family, please visit

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