Craig Eugene Meyer, 75, of Rockford, OH passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born on May 18, 1948, in Celina, OH to the late Paul and Mary Ellen (Putman) Meyer.


Craig was a graduate of Parkway High School. After graduation, he joined the U. S. Army.


Upon discharge from the Army, Craig worked at New Idea in Coldwater, OH, then Huffy's in Celina, OH. He last worked as a delivery driver for Schwan's until retirement.


Craig was a member of the Tri State Engine Club and the National Muzzleloading Association. He was also a member of the Rockford American Legion Post #508, where he was the past post commander.


He enjoyed woodworking and he loved to camp and to hunt. Craig also dearly loved watching Nascar, with his favorite driver being Jeff Gordon.


Surviving are his fiancee, Ilona Zizelman of Rockford, OH; six children, Ken (Pam) Meyer of Rockford, OH, Jeff (Jennifer) Meyer of Huntington, IN, Jeremiah (Crystal) Meyer of West Liberty, Kentucky, Josh (Becky) Meyer of Minster, OH, Melissa (John) Creps of Lima, OH, and Ricky Dean (Katie) Zizelman, Jr. of Delphos, OH; two brothers, Kevin (Mary) Meyer and Marvin (Tammy) Meyer, both of Celina; thirteen grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant siblings.


A celebration of Craig's life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Craig`s memory may be sent to Rockford American Legion Post # 508, 105 W. Bridge St., Rockford, OH 45882.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.



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