Richard J. “Dick” Meyer, 82, passed away at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home in Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Sigel. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 6:30 p.m. parish wake service. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Dick was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Effingham, the son of William and Christine (Nieman) Meyer. He married Joanie C. Krone on Nov. 26, 1966, and she survives. Dick was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel, past commander of the Sigel American Legion Post 134 and served in the infantry with the Illinois National Guard. For 12 years, he was the Supervisor of Assessments for Sigel and Big Spring Township. Dick was a retired carpenter for Heritage Builders and was also a part time farmer.
Dick is survived by his wife, Joanie Meyer of Effingham; son, William D. (Annette) Meyer of Effingham; brother, George of Indianapolis; four sisters, Rita (Norbert) Stumborg of Effingham, Margeret (Dave) Loudenback of Indianapolis, Anna (Paul) Gill of St. John, Ind., and Alice (Jim) Rhodes of Effingham; four grandchildren, Michelle Russell of Kincaid, Michael, Ricky and Christopher Meyer of Effingham.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Aloys “Lefty” Meyer and wife, Gertrude; sister, Magdaline Meyer; brother-in-law, Joe Miller; and sister-in-law, Mable Meyer.
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