Donald Meyer, 1929-2017
Published 9:17 am Monday, January 9, 2017
Memorial services for Donald LeRoy Meyer of Hartland will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Shane Koepke will officiate. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Hartland Cemetery.
Donald died from complications of Parkinson’s on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Beacon Assisted Living in New Richland. He was 87.
Donald was born on Feb. 14, 1929, in Albert Lea, the son of Herbert H. and Florence (Seberson) Meyer. He attended Albert Lea High School. On June 4, 1950, he was united in marriage to Ona Knudson at the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Hartland. Donald worked over the years as a mechanic, drove delivery for Drug Supply, Coast to Coast hardware store, Heritage Design Pottery and farmed for many years for Neil Schlaak.
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Donald was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for many years and enjoyed bowling, fishing, farming and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Ona, of Hartland; children Douglas (Christine) Meyer of Lincolnshire, Illinois, Rodney (Mary) Meyer of Amboy, Daniel (Diane) Meyer of Amboy, Cynthia (Robert) Wenzel of New Richland, Joel (Dawn) Meyer of Fairmont, Jon (Kathy) Meyer of New Richland; grandchildren Andrew (Kim) Meyer, Timothy Meyer, Jonathan (Heather Atkins) Meyer, Jesse Meyer, Brett Meyer, Leah (Casey) Walters, Tina (Dusty) Riley, Amanda Wenzel, Logan Wenzel, Brady (Elizabeth) Meyer, Jordan Meyer, Cody Meyer, Cameron Meyer, Jazlyn Meyer, Alyssa Meyer, Emily Meyer and Lucas Meyer; six great-grandchildren, Jackson and Wyatt Walters, Madelyn Riley, Caleb and Gavin Meyer and Elizabeth Meyer; sister, Birdiene Bowman of Albert Lea; uncle, Laverne Seberson of Albert Lea; and several sisters-in-law and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law Ole and Hilda Knudson; and brothers-in-law Laverne Bowman, Harold Aase and Harold Knudson.