Allen J. Meier
- February 19, 2023
Allen J. Meier
Allen J. Meier, 93, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with the Pastor and daughter, Denise Meier-Anderberg presiding. A luncheon at the Cedar Memorial Family Center will follow the service. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Dunkard Cemetery in Midway, Iowa
A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Allen J. Meier, under the video tab starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023.
Allen, known as Pal Al, was born on Aug. 20, 1929, in Napolean, N.D. He was a devoted Democrat and Union and Labor advocate. Throughout his life he was the Labor and Athletic Commissioner of Iowa, NAGLO President, IBEW president, AFL-CIO Lobbyist, Collins Radio Supervisor, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Supervisor, and a Professional Boxer. His quick wit, jovial nature, twinkling eyes and charismatic smile made him a friend to many.
Aside from his love for boxing, Allen was passionate about bringing joy to others, especially the little ones in his life. He was Uncle Al the kiddieâ€™s pal. His sense of humor and practical jokes were notorious as was his frugality. He loved all aspects of food, buying it, cooking it, and devouring it. He always looked out for the less fortunate and used his skills to better the lives of the working class. It was said he was the most influential low-profile person ever. He was a devoted husband and spent most of his time right beside his wife Dolores where they enjoyed traveling, visiting family and wintering in Florida.
Allen is survived by his six children, Robert (Connie) Meier of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Ronald Meier of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Rodney Meier of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Denise (Rodney) Meier-Anderberg of Grand Mound, Iowa; Deborah (John) Meier-Casper of Redmond, Wash.; Pamela Meier (Robert Kiefer) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a sister, Marilyn Keister of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded death by his loving wife, Dolores Meier; his parents, John and Eldora Meier; an infant daughter, Tamara Meier; two brothers, Wayne Meier and Bob Meier; brother-in-law, Donald Keister; sister-in-law, Beverly Meier; and a grandson, Josh Meier
The family would like to thank Gina Rike, the employees at Home Instead and Gentiva Hospice for all the care they have help provide. They all made Al very happy and content.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Special Assistance to Retired Boxers Fund (SARB): https://www.ibfusbaregistration
.com/index.php/members/membership#!/Donations or St. James United Methodist Church: 1430 Ellis Blvd. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.