Theodore Meier


March 11, 1928 - November 9, 2020


Theodore Meier, 92, of White Lake, SD, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake. A private family graveside service will be held, due to COVID, in White Lake Cemetery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Theodore (Ted) F. Meier was born on March 11, 1928 to Fred F. and Maude (Mauer) Meier. He was educated in the Aurora County School System. He served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 during which time he earned his GED. On June 16, 1951, he married Florence Tiede of Parkston, SD. This union was blessed with four children, eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

He farmed his entire life in the White Lake area, retiring in 1986. His favorite pastime was playing cards. Ted was an active member of his community, having served on the Willow Lake School Board, Farmers Coop Elevator Board, three terms as Mayor of White Lake, Commander of American Legion Post #96, and held numerous offices at Trinity Lutheran Church in White Lake, where he was a member. He also sold corn for the Pfister Association, premix feed for the Kalo Company and was a dealer for Amway and Shaklee products. In 1997, he built the HI N Dri Campground in Oacoma, which they operated for 7 years.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Florence; his four children: Daniel (Karen) Meier of White Lake, SD; Janet (Gary) Huber of Thornton, CO; Kay (Ronald) Sommers of Fishersville, VA and Todd (Barb) Meier of Kennebec, SD; Eight grandchildren: Brenda (Kent) Melcher of Hanover, MN; Scott (Kim) Meier of White Lake, SD; Dustin (Michelle) Meier of Bryant, SD; Jenny (Robert) Romero of Denver, CO; Melissa (David) Sixta of Highlands Ranch, CO, Kyle (Mallory) Meier of Pierre, SD; Megan (Toby) Hullinger of Mitchell, SD; Kevin Meier (Angela) of Sturgis, SD and twelve great grandchildren: Jasper, Skylar, Hannah, Madison, Creedence and Lukas Meier; Layla and Gavin Sixta; Holder and Hallie Hullinger; and Jace and Zoe Romero; one brother, Richard (Glayn) Meier of White Lake, SD and his sister-in-law, Arlene Hanten of Mitchell, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred F. and Maude Meier, his brothers, Ralph, Frederick and William Meier, and sisters, Florence Tingle and Loretta Glissendorf.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the White Lake Cemetery Association or the White Lake Senior Citizens Center.


None Scheduled


None Scheduled


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, SD

Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on November 16, 2020
Todd, Barb and family, we send our sincere sympathy, with the passing of yourDad, Grandfather. May God keep you all in His Love.
Posted by Rebecca Studelska on November 12, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Know I've been praying for all of you.
Posted by Carolyn Melcher on November 12, 2020
We're so sorry to hear that Ted passed away, we know how close he was to all of you. Brenda & Kent , I know that he meant the world to Brenda, share those wonderful memories, others love to hear them too.
Posted by Kris Kieffer on November 12, 2020
A lifetime of memories our families share. Thanks for the fun times.
Posted by Don and Leanne Bradwisch on November 12, 2020
Our sincere sympathy to the family.
Posted by Deb Kirsch on November 12, 2020
I truly believe that tears can heal That memories comfort & that love lives on forever! Sending our SYMPATHY & hugs your way.
Posted by Colleen Stadlman on November 11, 2020
Prayers Todd, Barb and kids. Losing someone so close is hard but always remember the wonderful times and laughs you got to have with him.
Posted by Becky (Boedeker) Andrus on November 11, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss he was a great guy he is going to be greatly missed i always enjoyed talking him at the nursing home
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