Jacob William Meister, 24, of Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a student at Rose-Hulman Institute of …
Jacob William Meister, 24, of Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
A memorial visitation is from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Templeton Funeral Home, with the family present after 2 p.m. Private interment is in Edgar Cemetery.
Mr. Meister was born Oct. 1, 1996, in Urbana, the son of David D. Meister and Marianne McIntosh Meister.
Survivors include his mother, Marianne Meister, and his father, David Meister, both of Taylorville; his sister, Molly Meister of Peoria; his grandparents, Stanley McIntosh of Paris and Eileen Meister of Laramie, Wyo.; aunts and uncles, Doug and Jana Boyer of Philo, Mark and Allison McIntosh of Lantana, Texas, Stan and Susan Redwinski of Monticello, Jerry and Kathie Means of Gillette, Wyo., and Ken Meister of Billings, Mont.
He was preceded in death by two grandparents, Patricia McIntosh and James Meister.
Mr. Meister was valedictorian of the Paris High School Class of 2015. He was currently working at an extended internship with the Hospital Corporation of Indiana and was looking forward to graduating from Rose-Hulman in May with a Bachelor’s in Computer Software Engineering, minoring in Japanese. His indomitable spirit, persistence, amazing intellect and determination made it possible for him to endure a rigorous curriculum in spite of chronic pain and physical limitations associated with his illness, and he was especially proud of having maintained a regular spot on the Dean’s List. In his spare time, he was a competitive online gamer and enjoyed developing an extensive network of friends throughout the world.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jacob Meister Scholarship Fund in care of Longview Bank of Paris.
Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.