Obituaries are difficult to write. Often the author is compelled to pen how a loved one died. For us, the sons of Mr. John Meeder, we would share how he lived. Born March 26, 1940 dad embodied the simple life lived by millions of hard working Americans. John was an "old school" man who worked, loved deeply and laughed healthy. Often, in our fast paced, wealth centered society, a man is measured by the size of his bank account. Our father, while not wealthy by the trappings of this world, was rich in compassion, generosity and faith. Dad loved his family. He found solace in the beauty of creation. His great passions where family, hunting, fishing, and the 49ers. He will be deeply and profoundly missed. John is survived by his loving wife and best friend Iva and the innumerable number of family and friends who loved him.