Annette Yvonne Meitler

Annette Yvonne Meitler

March 4, 2023, 54, Goldsboro –

Annette Yvonne Meitler, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at her home.

Annette was born in Hastings, Michigan on April 16, 1968, to Ron and Kitty Arnesen. Annette lived her life as a proud military wife to Tom and mother to Jacob and Nicholas. Annette and Tom started their life together in their hometown of Portland, Michigan, and spent time living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, California, and North Dakota before settling in North Carolina.

While living in North Carolina, Annette earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. Through the love of her son, Nick, Annette found her passion for serving the special needs community in the Goldsboro area.

Annette was a caregiver with a heart of gold. She enjoyed a strong cup of coffee, a good book, and crocheting beautiful blankets. She had a quick wit and a great sense of humor.

One of Annette’s proudest accomplishments was of being a mother and grandmother. Jacob was born in Michigan while Tom and Annette were stationed at K. I. Sawyer AFB and Nicholas was born in North Dakota while they were at Minot AFB. Jacob and his wife Burgandi have given Annette two grandchildren that she adores.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 12, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home. A service to celebrate Annette’s life will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Stovall officiating. The interment will be at 12 noon in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Annette will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by many, including the following family members: sons, Jacob Meitler and wife Burgandi, stationed in Germany, and Nicholas Meitler (Kelly); and her beloved grandchildren, Arthur and Mauve Meitler. She is also survived by her father Ron Arnesen (Jennie); brothers Ron Arnesen and his wife Carol, Roger Arnesen and his wife Denise; sisters Trina Rainey, Heather Russman, and Betsy Platte and her husband Ted; father and mother-in-law Thomas and Sandra Meitler; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lee and Dawn Meitler, Heather and Marc Wilcox and Jacqulyn and Matt Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved very much. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Meitler II and her mother, Kitty Arnesen.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in her memory to the Autism Research Institute ( or a charity of your choice.

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