James "Chico" Meyer
November 18, 1936 - November 6, 2018
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Fox Valley Christian Fellowship
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Kimberly, WI
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Tuesday 11/13, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Fox Valley Christian Fellowship
1200 W. Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI
(920) 991-1117 | Map
Tuesday 11/13, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

JAMES “CHICO” MEYER APPLETON – James R. “Chico” Meyer, 81, with his family at his side left this world on November 6, 2018 to be with his Savior. James was born on November 18, 1936 in Appleton to Robert and Edna Meyer. In the seventh grade James received his nickname “Chico” named after his idol…

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Bob Kohli left a message on November 18, 2018:
Prayers and thoughts to Family . Chico was a Legend in Rec Ball Basketball and baseball i played against him he was a inspiration to All and once you met Chico you had a friend forever ! R.I.P. Chico God bless
Yvonne Monfils, Appleton Parks And Recreation, retired left a message on November 13, 2018:
My sympathy to Chico’s family as there truly is a loss in the passing of Chico. He was one of most memorable softball players with the Appleton Parks and Recreation softball leagues. Besides being a colorful dresser, he also had a colorful aurora about him. He is probably recruiting players in heaven!
Doreen Vanderlinden left a message on November 9, 2018:
My deepest sympathies and condolences to your families! I know your father will be very missed by all of you!
Dawn Peterson left a message on November 9, 2018:
So sorry for your loss! Chico drove bus for us a lot at Roosevelt Middle school! Everyone thought he was the best bus driver ever!
Jennifer Ugarte left a message on November 8, 2018:
I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life on earth (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well.
You may contact me personally if you wish to know more about the hope that God gives us in his word that there will be a resurrection.
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Jennifer Ugarte left a message on November 8, 2018:
I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life on earth (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well.
You may contact me personally if you wish to know more about the hope that God gives us in his word that there will be a resurrection.
Robert Meyer left a message on November 8, 2018:

When Grandpa Meyer passed away, in his obituary column it said that he was concerned about the spiritual development of youth. As his younger son, I think he did a wonderful job of carrying on that legacy.

I remember all the times in the late 60’s/early 70’s, when some evangelist came to his church for a youth crusade. He would drive through surrounding neighborhoods, picking up kids in his station wagon on streets corners and in front of their houses to attend these services. I always marveled that he talked to and influenced so many kids who probably never would have had the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ if not for his efforts. Every year during the summer, his sons Jim or Jeff would win the award for bringing the most kids to Vacation Bible School.

In the Fair street neighborhood, we had competitions in all sorts of sports, games and hobbies. Everything from coin collecting to Skittle Bowl. I think that competitive spirit came directly from his involvement with the youth in the neighborhood in athletic activities. I remember touch football in the road in front of his house. If I was on his team, I didn’t want to disappoint him, and if I was playing against him, I wanted to beat him. He had high expectations for us that made us all better competitors than we would have been otherwise. I can’t forget all the fun we had up at the cottage playing softball and volleyball at the campground.

There was also the times he paid us to help clean the church on Saturday afternoons and took us to Romy’s on Sunday. After I moved out to Greenleaf, I remember him driving out of his way to pick me up for prayer meetings in De Pere. I want to say thank you for all these things.

There are probably few people who combined their passions for athletics and the Gospel to positively influence youth as much as he did.

Your nephew, Bob Meyer
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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