Meriden - David Wesley Bilger, 82 died on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. He was born on the family farm on April 29, 1928 a son of the late George and Emma (Brechlin) Bilger. David lived his entire life on the family farm which had been last working diary farm in Meriden. He worked almost every day on the farm, whether it was gardening, or cutting and baling hay in the summer with the help of the Westfield Rod and Gun Club. David was a 4H and Farmer's Bureau Member and enjoyed having friends and family stop by the farm. He is survived by a sister, Lucille Bilger of Meriden as many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Allan Bilger. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 2-5pm. Burial will be private.

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  1. He is in a better place looking down on his family. I enjoyed him being a farmer to me and others. I am still thinking of him day and night. Please guide your family being in good and bad times. We love you deeply David. Without you is being lost as a friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mr. Bilger, but go by his farm every morning and night as I live around the corner and go that way to and from work. I enjoyed stopping to give the horses a carrot or two and would see Mr. Bilger outside. I will miss looking over towards the barn and seeing him in the area. I do hope the farm stays and is named in Mr. Bilger’s memory.

  3. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. Wes was a kind and compassionate person to my son and his family. Even though I did not know him I felt as if I did. My son Jon, his wife Jessica and my grandson Justin shared many happy memories at the farm. Wes will be truly missed. God bless you.

  4. Wes, you’ll will be missed by many.You had such a unique personality,one second good mood, next second watch out. But, that was who you were. What I will remember the most is the SMILE on your face when you watched the children ride around your driveway on the horses and ponies. Thank you for the memories.

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