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Don Christian Meier

February 23, 1944 — June 7, 2022

Don Christian Meier, 78 of Tyro, VA passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Fairmont Crossing in Amherst, VA.

He was born February 23, 1944 in Erie, PA, the son of the late Donald Raymond Meier and Harriet Rasmussen Meier.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Howenstein.

Don came to Nelson County after graduating with honors from Yale University and eschewing completion of a UVA Law degree as part of the countercultural, back-to-the-land movement of the late 60’s and 70’s. Don and his divorced wife Jennifer Reich and stepson Todd built a home in Tyro and ran the family woodturning business, Wildwood Turnings, for 30 years. He was a proud father, dedicated artist, prolific philosopher, and avid musician.

He is survived by his children, Tenacity Meier, Nathaniel Meier, Caleb Meier, Michael Kitchin, and G. Todd Hahn; sister, Gail Edwards, and four grandchildren, Joe Kitchin, Bridget Kitchin, Alana Meier, and Aiden Meier.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements under the direction of Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).

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