Jeff Gabriel VanMeter, 1975-2020

Jeff Gabriel VanMeter, 44, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

He was born Dec. 15, 1975 in Wood River, Ill. to Gregory and Susan (Paulovich) VanMeter.

On Feb. 8, 2002 in Wanatah, Ind. he married Jennifer Conboy.

Jeff worked as a union painter for Stan’s Painting. He was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local #460. Jeff enjoyed outdoor activities, including camping, fires, volunteering with Boy Scouts, fireworks and skydiving.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Vincent and Jasper VanMeter, both of La Porte; parents, of Burlington, Ia.; brother, John (Heather) VanMeter of Salt Lake City, Utah; nephew, Trevor VanMeter of Burlington, Ia.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Steve (Patricia) Paulovich and Donald (Vera) VanMeter; uncle, Michael Paulovich; and aunt, Pamela Polite.

A celebration of life memorial gathering will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at Red Mill County Park, 185 S. Holmesville Rd., La Porte.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Jennifer VanMeter, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, Ind. 46350.

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, is handling the arrangements.

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