Thomas Craig Meyer

November 13, 1945 ~ April 30, 2023

Thomas Craig Meyer, age 77, of Alto, passed peacefully at his home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Tom’s life was lived in dedicated service to his family and his country as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War, and with 35 years as an elementary school teacher at East Kelloggsville Elementary School. He also had a painting business in the summers and enjoyed the outdoors while hunting and fishing. He will be remembered for his entertaining storytelling, sense of humor, patience, and never-ending kindness. A loving father and grandfather, he cherished spending time with his family, especially during family trips to Silver Lake. As the rock of his family, he will be greatly missed for his love and loyalty and for being only a call away. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Jean Mae Meyer and sister, Diane Exoo. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Brian (Sandra) Meyer, Jill (Sean Willard) Meyer, Rebecca Meyer, Nicole Meyer, Thomas Jacob Meyer; grandchildren, Sadie, Evan, and Adrian Willard; siblings, Steve (Grace Joanne) Meyer, Jack (Sue) Meyer, Michael (Laura) Meyer; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, May 11 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9669 Kraft Avenue SE, Caledonia, with Rev. Michael Cilibraise officiating. The burial will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family for visitation on Wednesday, May 10 from 5-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 616 E. Main Street SE, Caledonia. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions by sending a check with Tom’s name in the memo to The Kelloggsville Education Foundation, 242 52nd Street SE, Grand Rapids MI 49548. A recording of the service can be viewed at by clicking the “Live Streams and Recordings” link at the top right corner of the page.

Wednesday, May 10
5:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Caledonia
616 E. Main St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: (616) 891-8155

Thursday, May 11

Holy Family Catholic Church
9669 Kraft SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

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May 07, 2023 7:17pm
Mr Meyer was one of the many teachers I remember. He had a sense of humor and was also a great listener. You will be missed. RIP Former east Kelloggsville student 1997 and 1999 Prayers for his family

- Felicia Garner

May 04, 2023 10:28am
Tom was a great neighbor and a good friend . We spent many weekend with our daughters at camp outs with Indian Princesses and hanging around in the neighborhood

- Pat Fortino

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