Leo Meyers, 1924-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, June 5, 2016

Memorial services for Leo Meyers, 92, of Alden will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden. The Rev. Greg Ofsdahl will officiate. Interment will be at a later date. A Masonic and Eastern Star service will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Military honors will be accorded by the Alden Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Leo died Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.

Leo Meyers

Leo Meyers

Leo Nick Meyers was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Arlington, the son of Hubert (Herb) and Mary (Bovy) Meyer. He grew up in Arlington and attended country school in Janesville. Leo served his country in the United States Army, stationed in Texas during World War II.

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On May 28, 1949, Leo married Beverly Schmidt. A diesel mechanic by trade, Leo worked at Dave Syverson Ford, Piephos Moving and Storage, and Zetterholms. A 50-plus year member 32nd degree master mason and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Leo served in many leadership roles, including commander, worthy patron and grand representative of the Order of the Eastern Star to Alabama. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and on the advisory board to ALTEC. He was active in securing scholarships for many college-bound students. Leo was an avid beekeeper — known as “The Honey Man” — and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and woodworking. Leo enjoyed his grandchildren and shared many life experiences and knowledge.

Leo Meyers

Leo Meyers

Leo is survived by daughter, Merry (David) Milverstedt; granddaughters Jennifer (Jeffrey) Dickman and Kristin (Daniel Patridge) Milverstedt; and sister-in-law, Shirley Wright.

Leo was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; parents Herb and Mary; brother, Herman Meyer; mother- and father-in-law Hazel and Melvin Schmidt; and brother-in-law, Wayne Wright.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Mayo Clinic research.