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Robert Wm. Meyer
Robert Wm Meyer, 77 of Readlyn, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2017, at Tripoli Nursing and Rehab in Tripoli.

Bob was born on July 20, 1939 in Sumner, Iowa, the son of Willie and Luella (Zander) Meyer. He was baptized on July 27, 1939 and confirmed on April 11, 1954, both at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Sumner. He attended school in Sumner and graduated from Sumner High School in 1957. He served in the Iowa National Guard for 9 years. Bob was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Thoms on August 28, 1960 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Klinger. He worked at Tripoli Produce, John Deere Tractor Works and also farmed. Bob worked for 17 years for Nachurs Liquid Fertilizer Co. as a District Manager and was later promoted to Area Supervisor. He was owner and operator of Meyer Welding and Repair and later Quality Distributors Inc., both in Readlyn, retiring in 2004.

Bob served on the Readlyn Fire Department from 1970-1992; and the Readlyn City Council from 1972 to 1975. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and also fishing at their cabin at Harpers Ferry, Iowa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara of Readlyn; a son, Brian (Brenda) Meyer of Readlyn; a daughter, Debra (Randy) Magee of Lodi, Wisconsin; and a son, Terry (Trina) Meyer of Fairfax Station, Virginia; his grandchildren, Breanne (Derek) Fourtner, Kesley (Melissa) Magee, Blaine (Jamsie) Magee, Karsten Meyer, Abrah Meyer, Jaclyn Meyer, and Christopher Meyer; a great grandson, Gage Fourtner; his brothers and sisters, Alice (Don) Soldwisch of Readlyn; James (Kathy) Meyer of Denver; Darold (Barbara) Meyer of Whitewright, Texas; LaVera Buchholz of Tripoli; Jeanette (Arlen) Koelling of Sumner; Zelda (Robert) Platte of Denver; Iva Clinton of Norway, Iowa; Ruth (Ron) Quigley of Tripoli; Dora (Tom) Smith of New Hampton; Margaret Fox of Oelwein; Darlene (Chip) Schwickerath of New Hampton; Donna (Rick) Throndson of New Hampton; Joel (Nancy) Meyer of Sumner; Marjory Meyer of Oelwein; a sister-in-law, Lorna Kohlman of St. Charles, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers-in-law, Duane Buchholz, Charlie Clinton, Dale Fox, Roger Kohlman, Clarence Dittmer and Orville Thoms; and a sister-in-law, Lodyce Dittmer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Readlyn with Pastor Matthew Moss officiating. Burial will be held in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Readlyn. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Readlyn and also one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice in New Hampton, Tripoli Nursing Home, or the Readlyn Fire Department.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn is assisting the family.
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