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Connor E. Meert

Connor passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Kalamazoo.

She was born September 12, 1999 in Kalamazoo. Connor was a 2017 Plainwell High School graduate and attended KVCC. Connor was full of spunk and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She was very social and loved shopping and hanging out with her friends. Connor was active in 4-H and liked showing cattle.

Surviving are her parents, Brian and Karelyn (DeBoer) Meert of Plainwell, siblings, Brennen Meert, Leeah (Dani) Guarana and Breeana Colyer; grandparents, Tom and Marty Meert, Jerry and Janice DeBoer and Gloria Lowe; aunts and uncles, Ryan (Shannon) Meert, Kevin (Mindy) Meert and Kim (Larry) Morrell along with numerous cousins, extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dustan Colyer.

Friends may visit with Connor’s family from 6-8PM, Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Radiant Church in Richland and starting at noon on Friday, September 18, 2020 until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Caleb Culver officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Connor may be made to

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Mike & Chris VanDenBerg

September 13, 2020 at 4:48 pm

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

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Danyelle Dalton

September 14, 2020 at 9:14 am

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Ted and Jan Mejeur

September 13, 2020 at 5:38 pm

I just have no words to express our sympathy!! Our love and prayers are with all of you ❤️

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Scott Vander kolk

September 13, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Sorry for your loss I know it’s hard this time of year

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Bob and Linda Mollitor

September 13, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Bob and I are so sorry. Our hearts and prayers are with you Tom and Marty and your family.

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Gary and Ginger

September 13, 2020 at 5:54 pm

We are so sorry to hear this. I can’t imagine the pain you are all feeling. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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Steve & Mary Schuiteboer

September 13, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We are deeply sorry for such a tragic loss.

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Kris & Kari Currier

September 13, 2020 at 6:06 pm

Thinking of you all during this time. May she rest in Paradise . So very sorry for this incredible loss.

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Trisha Hadfield

September 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm

Thinking of you all…

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Dave and Roberta Kuitert

September 13, 2020 at 6:12 pm

There are no words. Please accept our deepest sympathy for this terrible loss. Prayers of comfort and peace for entire family. Respectfully, Dave and Roberta Kuitert

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Lisa M.

September 13, 2020 at 6:13 pm

Karey and family,

I am so sorry. I pray that God gives you peace that passes all understanding and that you all feel his loving arms around you.

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Brenda Tucker

September 13, 2020 at 6:21 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you and your family peace.

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Billy & Julie Shannon

September 13, 2020 at 6:22 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of the Family.

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Marc and Janet Reardon

September 13, 2020 at 6:40 pm

God Bless. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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Craig & Linda Zeinstra

September 13, 2020 at 6:47 pm

So very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. ❤

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Bryon and Kandy Campbell

September 13, 2020 at 6:50 pm

Brian and Karelyn, we are so very sorry for the loss of your daughter! Our hearts are hurting for you! Please know you and your family are in our prayers!!

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Kathy and Eric VanGoeye

September 13, 2020 at 6:51 pm

Hugs and prayers to the entire family! Connor always lived BIG and in the moment! Our hearts ache for the loss you are experiencing. May you feel the love and support of those around you! Love and prayers from the VanGoeye Family.

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Dylan and Amy-Jo Steele

September 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm

Our hearts are breaking for you all ! Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to the entire family !! May God be with you now and in the days to come to bring you all his love , comfort and strength!! We are so very sorry !

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Jennie Szatkowski

September 13, 2020 at 7:01 pm

So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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jimmy wheaton

September 13, 2020 at 7:03 pm

sorry for your loss prayers

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Catherine and Joe Gibson

September 13, 2020 at 7:05 pm

So incredibly sorry for this horrible tragedy. Prayers for all of you!

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Paige and Paul Mulka

September 13, 2020 at 7:38 pm

We are so sorry for your devastating loss. Please know you are in our prayers.

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Patty and Mike Bevins

September 13, 2020 at 7:38 pm

We are so saddened to hear about your loss. We are praying for your family. You could see how happy a kid Connor was by her big smile. She grew into a great young lady. God bless your family and may He keep you in His loving embrace.

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Lisa Rasnake

September 13, 2020 at 7:45 pm

So very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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Erin Bolda

September 13, 2020 at 7:46 pm

I have no words for this unspeakable loss. Please know I will be holding you close to my heart.

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Jack Susan Grant & Brooke Pell

September 13, 2020 at 7:49 pm

May you all hold tight to your wonderful memories of Connor. Her spunk and energy will always be remembered!!!

Hugs and Prayers.

Dustan’s got this handled!!!

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Stephanie Mcmurray

September 13, 2020 at 7:57 pm

Our family is lifting all of you up in prayer for God’s comfort as only He can give.

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Bruce and Gail Billingsley

September 13, 2020 at 8:01 pm

There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Mary S Harris

September 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Sorry for your loss. Prayers go out the your family.

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Jane and Roger Beebe

September 13, 2020 at 8:33 pm

Jerry, Janice & family, we were so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Charlie&Lyn Shumaker

September 13, 2020 at 8:33 pm

To the Meert Families, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.

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Julie Lewis & Donnie Brest

September 13, 2020 at 8:36 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache for you. Sending comfort and prayers to your entire family.

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Bill & Pat Shannon

September 13, 2020 at 9:07 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers

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George & Kelly Carlyle

September 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm

Very sorry for your loss.

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Melinda, Matt & Jack Boydston

September 13, 2020 at 9:25 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Connor.

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Gena Westerhouse

September 13, 2020 at 9:31 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

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Liz & Mike Jones

September 13, 2020 at 9:40 pm

We’re so sorry to hear Connor passed away. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers.

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Gertie dickey

September 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers

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Shannon &Brian Fuller

September 13, 2020 at 10:19 pm

There are no words to describe the amount of pain and loss felt. Know that many are praying and loving the entire family.

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Samanthia Cassidy

September 13, 2020 at 10:43 pm

Martha ,

I am praying for your entire family. ” God’s mercy endures forever”.

Love to you all.

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Monique & Mike MacQueen

September 13, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Brian, Karey and Family, You are being lifted up in prayer. We hope you feel the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. Sent with love, Monique & Mike MacQueen

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Joey and Ken Klumpp

September 13, 2020 at 11:01 pm

We are so sad and sorry for your loss. May God’s grace and peace be with you. Prayers love and hugs.

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Patti Stephens Rybicki

September 13, 2020 at 11:02 pm

We have no words other than stay strong and embrace your family. Sending Hugs and prayers.

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Annie & Buddy Koehrn

September 13, 2020 at 11:09 pm

Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Meert family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

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Rich and Starr Adams

September 14, 2020 at 12:30 am

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family, may you all hold your memories close to get you through.

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Paul & Patti Koestner

September 14, 2020 at 1:15 am

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

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Kris & Sheilla Knapp

September 14, 2020 at 6:33 am

Brian and Karelyn, we are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

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Mike and Sarah Munch

September 14, 2020 at 9:35 am

Brian and family,

We are thinking of you and very sorry for your loss.

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Glenn and Tanya Merica

September 14, 2020 at 9:40 am

This is heart breaking and we are so, so sorry. So many prayers are being sent your way!

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Joe and Kim Chapman

September 14, 2020 at 9:49 am

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

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Rick and Jan Katje

September 14, 2020 at 10:33 am

To the whole Meert Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We cannot imagine what you are going through, you have had so many losses this year. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there.

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Cindi Cooper

September 14, 2020 at 10:38 am

Our Family’s thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Love and Hugs to you all.

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Katie (Farris) Bontekoe

September 14, 2020 at 11:14 am

Connor was such a light and will continue to shine. I loved every minute of doing her hair & she always kept me laughing. I know she has found Dusty & they’re smiling down. Prayers for all of your family & friends.

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Leah Darrow

September 14, 2020 at 11:51 am

Praying for the entire Meert family

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The Salinas Family

September 14, 2020 at 11:51 am

Please accept our condolences- The Salinas Family.

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Samantha Newell

September 14, 2020 at 12:28 pm

I am sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Connor during time at PHS. I would always think of her during this time of year as I remember her talking about showing her cattle at the Allegan County Fair. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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Gretchen Kershaw & Family

September 14, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Meert Family, We are very saddened to hear of Connor’s passing and are praying for you all. Watching her grow up and become the beautiful young woman full of sass and genuineness was a blessing too many of us. That smile of hers only made her blue eyes brighter! May GOD comfort you all and give you strength to endure each day going forward knowing that there will come a day when you will join Connor and never have to depart from one another again.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

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Paul and Char Hammond

September 14, 2020 at 1:08 pm

So sorry you have to go through this. Know that God is with you are you grieve. Praying for you and your families.

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Mindy Fillmore

September 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Brian & Family,

We are so sorry for your loss! Our girls made many great memories together and she will be truly missed.

Rick & Mindy Fillmore

Kyle, Lauren, Jerrad, Morgan & Ian

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Loyd and Julie Pylat

September 14, 2020 at 1:48 pm

Can’t begin to imagine the pain. Praying for your family and friends, Connor’s friends, and all in Plainwell who know and love the Meert family. We are all hurting with you. God Bless ❤️

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Judy VanDenBerg

September 14, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Meert Fam

So very sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers…..

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Jeremy and Katie Henckel

September 14, 2020 at 2:29 pm

With deepest sympathy as you remember Connor. We are thinking of you and hope you feel surrounded by much love.

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Tony & Amy Predum

September 14, 2020 at 2:41 pm

Sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

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Lynea Hartig

September 14, 2020 at 2:51 pm

As so many others have said and experienced for themselves, there are no words that can touch this grievous loss. I am so, so sorry that Connor’s beautiful life has been cut short. And while so many remember her as feisty or sassy, I can only recall her as a well-liked, cooperative, respectful fourth grader in my classroom. “Mom” Marty would share Connor’s progress when I stopped in at the township hall and I was so pleased to chat with the lovely young adult Connor when she was working in grandma’s office one summer not long ago. What a gorgeous, spirited young lady! Many hearts are aching for her family and friends today. Life will never be the same for so many who loved her so much. My sincere condolences and ongoing prayers for all.

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Gary Langford

September 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm

Meert family

So sorry for your loss. your family is in our prayers.

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Jim and Julie Cutler

September 14, 2020 at 7:15 pm

You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers for your family.

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Michael and Kelly Williams

September 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm

May God hold the entire Meert family in the palm of His hand and comfort you all as you grieve the loss of your sweet girl, Connor.

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Laura, Steve, Alyssa, Kayla Crill

September 14, 2020 at 8:20 pm

So sorry for your loss. Our daughter Alyssa holds a lot of great memories in her heart that she and Connor shared together. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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Anna Kruizenga

September 14, 2020 at 8:41 pm

To the entire Meert family, extended family, and close family friends:

Love each other, support each other and wrap your arms around each other in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. Connor was an amazing young woman full of spirit and passion for life. As teachers we’re not supposed to have favorites, but Connor is one of my favorites. I can remember conversations with her from 8th grade throughout the years to just a year ago. I know how deeply her loss is going to impact all of you because you all loved her big and she loved all of you big. Love each other through the loss and pain.

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Stacey Betke

September 14, 2020 at 8:51 pm

Meert family,

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Darline (Morgan) Rietkerk

September 14, 2020 at 9:25 pm

My condolences to Connor’s entire family. So sad , may your hearts be filled with love during this difficult time.

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Michael And Amanda Christensen

September 14, 2020 at 11:06 pm

I couldn’t understand the pain you’re going through. Please know our prayers and hearts are with you.

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The Andrysiak Family

September 15, 2020 at 12:05 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Meert Family at this very sad time.

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Laura & Brian Arehart

September 15, 2020 at 6:07 am

Brian, Karelyn and Family,

Cannot find words to express how sorry we are for your loss.

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Jim and Diann Danhoff

September 15, 2020 at 7:02 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with your families !

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Phyllis k

September 15, 2020 at 7:22 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my prayers.

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Jon and Judy Griffin

September 15, 2020 at 8:21 am

What a joy it was to talk about Connor so much the last time we were together. She was a firecracker.

Love you both.

Jon and Judy

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Kathy Nogle and family

September 15, 2020 at 8:58 am

Our hearts ache for you. Hugs.

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scott & natasha weimer

September 15, 2020 at 9:39 am

so very sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you.

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Dale and Ellen DeHaan

September 15, 2020 at 9:47 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in future days to come. God’s Blessings to all the family

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AMY & KASSIE LADUKE

September 15, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Your family is in our prayers.

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Mark and Marilyn Abernathy

September 15, 2020 at 1:01 pm

To Marty and all of your family and friends,

I’m so sorry and sending love, hugs and prayers as I know this loss of Connor is larger than life for you! I pray you find the strength to keep your faith and to carry on. My heart is broken for you as you have to go on this journey. Stay strong and stay together

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Tom and Connie Haan

September 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm

To all the Meert’s we pass on our condolences and are so sorry to hear about this sudden and tragic loss of Conner.

Brian she was a beautiful girl and she had the hearts of all the Meert’s. So many besides the family are sad when friends lose a child and this community feels the sadness of your loss. Know there are many arms around all of you at this time, and you are in their and our thoughts and prayers.

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Ryan and Sara Smith

September 15, 2020 at 4:07 pm

We are so sorry for your loss and cannot imagine what you all are going through. We have been thinking about you a lot and hope that you are able to find peace in this very difficult time.

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David Sherwood

September 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm

To entire Meert family we are so sorry for your loss.

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Jane Adams

September 15, 2020 at 6:01 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are surrounding the entire Meert family in light and love.

Jane, Bill, Nick and Eric Adams

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Rick and Terri Norey

September 15, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Our deepest condolences to the entire Meert family. We can not imagine what you are going through but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Angie Snyder

September 15, 2020 at 8:08 pm

I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.❤️ I cannot even imagine what you are going through. Sending hugs and love

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Jeff Wilson

September 15, 2020 at 8:51 pm

Thoughts and prayers to Brian, Karey and all the Meert family through this difficult time. Extremely sorry for your loss.

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Lori Lodge

September 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm

Tom, Martha, Brian, Karelyn and the entire family-

I am so sorry to hear about Connor’s passing. My heart breaks for you. Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori Lodge (Mulder)She was

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Tina Friel

September 15, 2020 at 9:58 pm

Brian and family – I am at a loss for words. I pray you feel Gods arms wrapped around you and somehow find peace and strength through all of this. I am so very sorry.

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Ethan Conroy

September 15, 2020 at 10:51 pm

I live just a few houses down from where the accident happened. I had heard all of the sirens and seen the lights, but had no idea what had happened until I saw the memorial today, on a walk of my own. This was a harsh reminder to be more careful walking around here, especially at night. I’m terribly sorry that this tragedy has happened; I can’t imagine what it must feel like for her friends and family. Sending love your way.

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Lori Pickett

September 15, 2020 at 11:54 pm

Words can’t describe how sorry I am to hear this horrible news. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of Connor. I’m sending prayers to each and every one of you!❤

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Julie Root

September 16, 2020 at 12:39 am

Connor was a treasure. The world spun around her at PHS. She knew how to dish it out and enjoyed taking it back. I so enjoyed her presence in my classes. My heart aches for your tremendous loss. I will always remember her.

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Laura Allen

September 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm

We are so very sorry for your tragic loss of Connor. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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Tracy and David Free

September 16, 2020 at 7:52 pm

Conner was a lucky girl to have Brian as a dad and Karey as a stepmom. I a m really going to miss that girl! She was definitely loved!

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Dan and Veronica Scott

September 16, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about your loss.

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Mary Steele

September 16, 2020 at 11:42 pm

I am heart broken for the Meert family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Greg, Katrina and Lexi Glazier

September 17, 2020 at 9:36 am

In times like this, there are no words. “We’re sorry” just isn’t enough. Brian, my heart hurts so deeply for you and your family. Parents should not have to bury their children. And then there are some of us who didn’t have that choice. I know it doesn’t feel like it right now, but I’m hopeful that one day your mourning for Connor will shift. Your beautiful wife is an example of that hope for you. We will continue to pray for your family.

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Paige Stoneburner & Jake Ratkowski

September 17, 2020 at 9:50 am

We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to the entire Meert family.

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Mike & Valaurie Meddock

September 17, 2020 at 9:55 am

We offer our condolences for the Meert family. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow

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Allen Summerer

September 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Connor. All week I keep trying to think of the right words to put here, but there just aren’t any. I can’t imagine what your family is going through. It certainly does not seem fair. I pray you may someday find peace with all of this. My heart breaks for you and your family.

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Joanne Coy

September 17, 2020 at 7:08 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, and be comforted just a little by the knowledge that the whole community shares a bit of this unbearable grief and lifts your family up in prayer.

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Karalyn Vanslambrouck & Harrison Poster

September 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Connor. I hope you find comfort in knowing the fullness and joy that Connor brought to the world helped make it a better place, even in her short time with us. Praying that you feel the love of God with you at all times. Sending our love.

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Scott and Marianne MacRitchie

September 17, 2020 at 10:51 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Meert family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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David and Necole Yaw

September 18, 2020 at 12:29 am

So incredibly sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for all of you. Continued prayers for your entire family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and hold you tight.

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Todd S Korabik

September 18, 2020 at 8:13 am

Our prayers are with you and your family. Love Todd (Toad), Kelly, Izzy, and Isaiah Korabik.

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Rico & Christine Liceaga

September 18, 2020 at 11:41 am

We are so very sorry for your loss, I’m sure there aren’t any words to ease the pain you’re feeling right now, but your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God chose her to be with him and be a beautiful guardian angel to watch over and protect her loved ones on earth. God bless. RIP Conner

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The Snyder Family

September 19, 2020 at 2:24 am

To the Meert family

You are in our thoughts and prayers. My you find peace in each other in this time of sorrow.

The Snyder Family

Dru, Savana, Samantha

Larry &Kay

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Elaine and Bill Willett

September 19, 2020 at 10:42 am

We are so saddened for your sudden loss. We hope you find some comfort in the community support for your family. Our deepest condolences go out to all of you.

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Fred and Diane Schoneboom

September 19, 2020 at 8:13 pm

Karey Meert, and Jerry and Janice DeBoer and families,

So very sorry for your tragic loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

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The Salinas Family

September 20, 2020 at 6:48 pm

Please accept our condolences.

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Bill, Lynn, Brock & Ryan Mollitor

September 20, 2020 at 8:15 pm

To the Meert families… As tragic as this is, we try our best to convey our feelings of sadness in hearing of your great loss. Please except our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Connor. May you all find the strength in knowing this community is here for each of you, in your faith, and in each other. We are praying for comfort, blessings and hope as you go through this most difficult of times.

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Otis Royston

September 21, 2020 at 5:52 am

I’m at a loss of words. But know I sure have been thinking of you all.

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