David Van Meter, 57, returned to his Lord on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints.
David was born in Racine to the late Cecil Van Meter and the late Bernice Toutant on February 2, 1952, and had lived his entire life in Racine. He was employed for many years at Kappus Bakery and was a great basketball player who never hogged the ball.
David is survived by his brother, Richard (Marcia) Matavka; sister, Doris Heikila; niece, Melissa (John II) Goines; nephew, Jasson (Sara) Matavka; great-niece, Elizabeth Matavka; three great nephews, John III, Christian and Evan Goines; special friend, Felix and Capone; other relatives and friends. David was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Matavka; and a sister, Diane Koetting.
A graveside service for Mr. Van Meter will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at Holy Cross Cemetery – Highway 32 to 5600 Holy Cross Rd.
The family would like to thank the staff at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints ICU and Home Health Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of David.
Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262- 634-3361