Stanley Gene VanMeter was born June 6th 1946. He passed away on Friday September 16th 2022 at Brodstone Healthcare in Superior, Nebraska at the age of 76.
As a child, Stan grew up on a farm near Lovewell, Ks. He attended Lovewell grade school and graduated from Republic High School in 1965. Stan married his high school sweetheart Maxine Meggitt on March 16th, 1965. To this union they had 4 sons. Brad and wife Tobie of LaCyne, Ks. Bryan and wife Paula of Courtland, Ks. Brent and wife Arlene of Concordia, Ks. Blaine and wife Melissa of Petersburg, TX.
Brothers and sister of Stan
Ed and Terry VanMeter of Webber, Ks
Lindsey and Gwen VanMeter of Scandia, Ks
Denise Hart and husband Tom of Apache Junction, Arizona
Von VanMeter (deceased)
Seth VanMeter and wife Brigette
Saige VanMeter and best friend Chase
Sandi VanMeter and best friend Alex
Carrie May and husband Augustus
Jacob Heiserman step grandson and wife Ally
Jessica Hancock step granddaughter
Maci Hancock step granddaughter
3 great grand children
When Stan was younger he loved sports especially football and track. In 1964 Stan was a part of the mile relay team at the State track meet in Manhattan, Ks. His mile relay team took the Gold Medal.
After high school, Stan and Maxine lived on a farm west of Republic for 20 years. Stan farmed and was a dairyman. Stan loved to hunt, fish, and trap and enjoyed doing this with his sons.
In 1988 Stan and Maxine moved to Concordia, Ks. Stan spent the next 17 years working at Concordia Auto Mart for Charlie Bowers. He built a 6 bay shop for the Auto Mart and then he built the new building used for offices and a sales lot at the corner of Hwy 81 and 6th St in Concordia.
In 1990 Stan began developing Brome Ridge RV Park south of Concordia. He was very proud of his accomplishment and truly enjoyed visiting with camp visitors. He Later sold it due to failing health.
Stan served as Cloud County Rural Water Operator for 10 years. In 2017 he received the Kansas Rural Water Operator of the year Award, which he was proud of.
In 2018 Stan retired and they moved back to his home town of Courtland, Ks. to be near his sons when his health began to fail.
Stan was still able to fish with his brother Ed which was something he truly enjoyed. Stan's brother Lindsey who lived in California for several years moved back home within the last year and Stan treasured all their time together. He looked forward to daily visits and phone calls from his brothers; they were his best friends. Stan had nearby neighbors and friends who frequently stopped to visit and it always boosted his spirit.