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Stanley Meyerdirk

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stanley Meyerdirk
Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Meyerdirk, 87 of Cherokee, formerly of Everly, will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at United Methodist Church in Everly. Rev. Annette K. Ruhs Kruse will officiate the service.

A public gathering will be held from 3-5 p.m., Friday, following the graveside services at the United Methodist Church in Everly.

Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.

Military services will be conducted by Everett Boyles Jr. Post 414 of Everly following the graveside services.

Stanley passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Villa Nursing Home in Cherokee.

Stanley Edward Meyerdirk, the son of Milo Ray and Linnie (Range) Meyerdirk, was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Milford. His childhood years were spent in Lake Park, where he received his education, graduating from Lake Park High School in 1940. Following his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy from January of 1945, until his honorable discharge on March 20, 1946.

Stan married Helen Lucille Freeman on Oct. 15, 1942 and to this union was born three children: Margo, Terry and Jim. They lived in Minnesota, where he farmed for 12 years. After moving to Everly, Stan hauled petroleum products for 21 years and later worked at Eaton Corporation for 11 years, until his retirement.

Following the death of his first wife, Helen, Stan married Lola Mayou-Long on Jan. 27, 1979 in Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen; a brother, Roscoe Meyerdirk; and a great-granddaughter, Emilee Faust.

Stan is survived by his wife, Lola of Cherokee; a daughter, Margo Carrier and her husband, Charles of Spencer; two sons: Terry Meyerdirk and wife, Audrey of Cherokee, and Jim Meyerdirk and wife, Barb of Ayrshire,; his grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Berneice Mann of Spencer; four stepdaughters; and several step-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.