Published 12:00 am Friday, March 13, 2009
Clarence Adolph Louis Meyer, 92, formerly of Austin, died on March 8, 2009 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Grand Meadow.
He was born May 19, 1916 in Bertrand, Neb., to Henry and Emma (Koch) Meyer. Clarence attended school at Bertrand, and was married to Dorothy Clayton on June 18, 1944 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Brownsdale. He worked as an auto mechanic in several area garages before going to work for the Minnesota Highway Department. He was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Brownsdale where he was a member of the Lutheran Laymen’s League, the Men’s Club and he sang in the choir. Clarence enjoyed woodworking and helping with many projects at the church, he also played the saw and the harmonica.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Dorothy Meyer, Grand Meadow; son, Richard (Rick) Meyer, Winfield, Kan.; daughter, Cheryl (Dennis) Ree, Austin; grandsons, Jason Ree and Jesse Ree; granddaughter, Alicia Ree; great-grandchildren, Madison Ree, Peyton and Ashton Ree; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Henry Meyer, Emma Meyer Einspahr; stepfather, Ferdinand Einspahr; sisters, Clara, Helen and Esther.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Brownsdale with the Reverend Jeff Sage officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Brownsdale. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. The family prefers memorials to the Our Savior Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. Music will be by Gary Clayton. Honorary Bearers will be Bud Blanchard and Jim Carlson. Casketbearers will be Jason Ree, Jesse Ree, Dennis Ree, Joe Davison, Ray Peterson and Verland Lange.