Alvin Meyer

Friday, August 20, 2010

Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Meyer, 94, of Spencer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at First English Lutheran Church. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place in Amherst Cemetery in Marcus.

A lunch will be served immediately following the services at the church. Private graveside services will be held later.

Mr. Meyer passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Alvin Frederick Christian Meyer, the son of Charlie Alvin Lawrence and Heneritta Sophia (Ottzen) Meyer, was born June 21, 1916, in O'Brien County, Iowa. He was baptized on August 6, 1916, and confirmed on July 7, 1929, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Meridan. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee County, where he received his early education in country schools, later graduating from Cleghorn High School in 1934. Following his schooling, he farmed in Cherokee County.

Alvin married Ruby Taylor on July 3, 1953, in Cherokee. They continued to farm near Sutherland, Everly and Spencer until 1972, when they retired from farming and moved to Spencer. Alvin owned and operated Meyer's Welding Shop in Spencer for 17 years, until his retirement in 1988. He was an active member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, where he served as elder, head usher, and as president of the AAL and LLL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Elmer; his sister, Gladys Bork; a stepdaughter, Jacquelyn Withan; one stepgrandchild; and his wife, Ruby.

Alvin is survived by his seven sons and their wives: Charles (Joanie) Meyer of Keystone Heights, Fla., Robert (Marjorie) Meyer of Raymond, S.D., Kenneth (JoAnn) Meyer of Worthington, Minn., Floyd (Judy) Meyer of Collinsville, Texas, Jim (Dottie) Meyer of Avon, Ind., Alan (Pat) Meyer of Kirkville, Iowa, and Dennis (Jane) Meyer of Powder Springs, Ga.; one stepdaughter, Pamela Tripp of Urbandale, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Irma Woltman of Cherokee; and his brother, Vernon (Leola) Meyer of Paullina; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.