MEYER, Michael “Mike” G., 70, of Brookville, Ohio, died peacefully at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, surrounded in love by his family. He was born in Dayton, OH to the late Louis Glen Meyer and Opal G. Meyer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Constance (Gaier) Meyer; their daughter, Michelle Drobik, son in law, Brian and grandchildren, Lucy and Neil Drobik.
Mike was a 1968 graduate of Brookville High School and went on to work at Frigidaire, then to the GM Truck and Bus plant in Moraine. He also worked at the Darke County Sheriff's Dept. and a few other local departments as an auxiliary officer. He was proud that he was able to retire from GM at the age of 47 by working overtime that last year.
Mike first met his wife Connie when he was 15 and she was 13 in Celina, where their parents both had weekend retreats at Grand Lake St. Marys. They were married in 1970, and they have been inseparable ever since. He had a full life with lots of interesting travels, and other activities.
After they were married, Mike and Connie owned and showed Street Rods and Corvettes, which led them to traveling to car shows around the country.
Mike’s curious mind and wanderlust for adventure led to many memorable family vacations over the years. He took his family on trips to Mexico, Central America, and South America to see the wildlife and ancient ruins. One trip to Belize was so off the beaten-path that the family flew in a tiny, rickety plane, only to land on a dirt path and be met by a gentleman ready to haul their luggage in a wheelbarrow.
To bring things full circle, Mike and Connie bought a house on Grand Lake St. Marys that he loved, and they made lots of new good friend there. He will be missed by all those that loved him.
Mike was young at heart and was fond of boating, listening to live music at the local bars, and getting together with friends and family. He loved animals, especially dogs, and also enjoyed watching wildlife and feeding the birds around his home. He enjoyed drinking beer, eating spicy foods that most wouldn’t be able to tolerate, and had a witty sense of humor.
A meticulous organizer and perfectionist, Mike was known for organizing the t-shirts in his closet so that they were equally spaced and sweaters were perfectly folded. Everything had its place in Mike’s world. His son-in-law once slightly moved a stack of magazines just to see how long it would take Mike to notice the change and put them back in place. It took only a matter of minutes.
Mike was a thorough planner, but he did not want a funeral. His final wish was for family and friends to celebrate his life with a simple toast and some good music. The family will hold a celebration of life event later this year.
Any Donations in Mike’s honor can be made to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, or any animal shelter or rescue group of the donor’s choice.
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Humane Society of Greater Dayton
1661 Nicholas Rd. Dayton OH 45458,