Michael Duane Meredith, 26, of Sioux City, IA passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on Monday, September 19, 2022 at his residence.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Sioux City Baptist Church (3222 Pawnee Pl) in Sioux City. Burial will follow at Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, September 30, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel (3220 Stone Park Blvd) in Sioux City.
Michael Duane, the son of David Duane Meredith and Windy Jo Pierce (Stockdall), was born August 8, 1996 in Sioux City, IA. Michael grew up in Sioux City and he attended Sioux City Elementary Schools and graduated from West High School in 2015. While in high school, he enjoyed playing football and hanging out with his brother Josh and his friends. Following high school, he started working at McDonalds in North Sioux City then in 2017 he started as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office where he formed endless friendships. While working at the post office, Michael met the love of his life Brooklyn Paulsen. He welcomed her daughter, Presleigh, into his life with open arms as his stepdaughter, and Michael and Brooklyn became proud parents once again when their daughter, Emberleigh, was born on July 18, 2022.
Michael enjoyed many things including: video games, music, woodworking, mini bikes, cooking, board games, watching football and UFC, and especially enjoyed swimming. One of his favorite holidays was the 4th of July and he loved setting off fireworks. Above all, he cherished spending time with his family and was a very giving and caring person. He was his dads mini me, loved his mama’s cooking, and formed a very close relationship with Brooklyn’s brother, Brandon, in a short time. He could make anyone laugh with his outgoing personality while also offering a shoulder for people to lean on.
Michael is survived by the love of his life, Brooklyn Faith Paulsen; daughter, Emberleigh; stepdaughter, Presleigh Streets; his father, David (Jenifer Manker) Meredith; his mother, Windy (Randy) Pierce; three siblings: Brittany Meredith, Joshua (Sara) Meredith, and Ryder Meredith; stepsister, Amanda Pierce; stepbrother, Randall (Gabrielle) Pierce; grandparents: Mary Kay (Odell) Nelson, Ronald (Kathy) Meredith, and Terri McNear; great grandmother, Diane Hood; and many aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Tom Stockdall, his great grandparents; and his uncle and aunt, Dennis Mansker and Rebecca Nelson.