David George Meister, 84, resident of Marco Island, Florida, formerly of Columbus and Green Lake, Wisconsin, passed away surrounded by his family Feb. 2, 2017, in Naples, Florida.
David was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, to George J. Meister and Mary (Nussbaum) Meister, March 30, 1932. He graduated from Rio High School in 1950. In high school David was a talented basketball, football and baseball player.
David started with a love of cars early in his life. Right after his marriage to his high school sweetheart, Beverly (Neumeister) Meister, he bought a gas station in Rio, Wisconsin, where he serviced cars. It didn’t take long before he owned Meister Motors, a Ford/Mercury dealership in Columbus. He spent 40 years there selling cars to friends and neighbors of the Columbus community. David also enjoyed playing golf, boating and playing cards with his friends in Marco Island.
David is survived by his wife of 64 years Beverly J. Meister (Neumeister). He is also survived by his children Kim Meister (Debra) of Fall River, Cindy Shaw (Roger) of Cedarburg, Thomas Meister (Renee) of Columbus; his grandchildren Jonathan Meister (Jennifer) of Columbus, Jennifer Corrado (Paul) of Columbus, Michael Shaw (Katherine) of Cedarburg, and Megan Meister of Columbus. David also had seven great-grandchildren who were the light of his life, Griffinn Corrado, Grady Corrado, Connor Shaw, Kolton Meister, Geneva Corrado, Natalie Shaw and Galileo Corrado.
David lived his life to the fullest. He brought love, laughter and joy to those that were fortunate enough to know him. A celebration of his life will be held at Savanna Oaks Community Center, Fall River, Wisconsin, Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jerome Church, 1550 Farnham St., Columbus.
The family extends their gratitude to Naples Community Hospital for their dedicated service to the community and the compassionate treatment of our dad and family.