Billy Meister's Memorial Fund

$9,239 of $15k goal

Raised by 122 people in 42 months
Megan Dombeck   SAINT PAUL, MN

Our beloved Billy Meister has been taken to heaven, and only God knows why. His father, Bill (Pooker) Meister, his mother, Brigid Conway and I (his only sister) will love and miss him forever. He was one of the sweetest souls and only had good thoughts about people. He was very talented and full of life at 22. He will forever be 22.

I never imagined the day I would be working on a memorial fund to help pay for his funeral, but today I am and words are not coming to me easily. There has been a flood of emails, calls, texts, and facebook messages from those who loved Billy and his family asking us what they can do to help. If you can donate $5, $20 or whatever you can... this will help with the financial stress that comes with burying your loved one. The bills are already piling high, but we are going to give him one hell of a celebration on his way out - no matter the cost, because he deserved it. Any remaining funds will go to the Special Olympics and the Northland 300 Snowmobile Race that he was so proud to participate in.

Gratitude and love to those who are praying for us, thinking of us and contributing. God bless you all.

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Update 5
42 months ago
Forever Loved, Forever Missed, Forever 22

We are having a bash to honor Billy. Save the date - April 14th at the Dugout Bar in Mahtomedi. Uncle Chunk will be there to perform and more. Stay tuned for more details.
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Update 4
42 months ago
Lift Bridge Brewery is dedicating tomorrow's Townie Tuesday to Billy's memorial fund. Stop in and see us from 5-9 pm. $1 for every tap beer sold will go to the memorial fund, and if you've never tried this local beer - it's awesome. My favorite is the Farm Girl.

Lift Bridge Brewery:
1900 Tower Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082

http://www.liftbridgebrewery.com/home.aspx
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Update 3
42 months ago
There is not the right word in the dictionary to describe how I feel about everyone's generosity and love. My brother is smiling down on each of you. Thank you SO much.

We would also like everyone who is attending the mass on Saturday to know we are having a luncheon at the Lake Elmo Event Center to celebrate Billy's life. Please click on this link for directions: http://www.lakeelmoinn.com/event-center.

At a later date we are also going to have a "benefit" though we are not fond of that word - we prefer to call it a kick-ass celebration for Billy. Details will be coming soon.

My heart is beyond broken due to the loss of my borther, but the love and support you are giving to my family melts what is left of it. Thank you.
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Update 2
42 months ago
http://www.bradshawfuneral.com/obituary/William-Meister/Stillwater-MN/1180251

I clearly have never done this before - forgive me - I forgot to mention when the services are. Please click on the link above for details. This generousity is amazing and leaves me speechless. Thank you so much.
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$9,239 of $15k goal

Raised by 122 people in 42 months
Created February 19, 2013
CG
$50
Courtney Goetz
41 months ago
LB
$1,219
Lift Bridge Brewery
42 months ago (Offline Donation)

A big thanks to Lift Bridge Brewery for their Townie Tuesday event! Be sure to check out my favorite brew... Farm Girl

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PC
$200
Pat C.
42 months ago
AP
$25
Angela plumbo
42 months ago

Peace, love and light

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JF
$40
Jamie Flaten
42 months ago
HC
$20
Hannah Conway
42 months ago

Love you, Bill

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AA
$25
Ashley Atkins
42 months ago

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ashley and Eric

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HB
$50
Heather & Phil Bruha
42 months ago

There is nothing we can say other than Billy was a really cool young guy who will be remembered by a lot of people. We wish comfort to his family and many close friends.

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MS
$720
Meister's Bar and Grill Shoreview
42 months ago

A big THANK YOU to all customers and friends at Meister's bar and Grill of Shoreview for their generous donations to Billy Meister's Memorial Fund this past week. Words can not express how much we appreciate your donations, thoughts and prayers. Also, a special thanks to Steve O'Brien and company for coordinating the Meister's annual fishing contest in Tom and Teri's absence. Steve managed to collect $720.00 from our great customers during the ice fishing contest this past Saturday. WOW! It is so appreciated. Again, thank you to everyone who participated. Lastly, thanks to Keith Handt, who took first and second place in the ice fishing contest, and donated his winnings to the fund. We were told there were a few others who donated their winnings also. Thank you so much.

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$20
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