MEYER, Carl E. 1907-1955
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/15/2012 at 22:00:51
Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Carl Ervin Meyer
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at the home and later at the Second Christian Reformed Church for Carl Ervin Meyer, 48. Rev. John H. Olthoff officiated at the services. Interment was made in the Shiloh Cemetery where military services were conducted by the Wellsburg American Legion and Amvet Posts.
Mr. Meyer died suddenly Saturday morning in Wellsburg of coronary occlusion (heart failure) at 10 a.m. This community was shocked to learn of Mr. Meyer's death for he had been seen only a short time before.
Carl Ervin Meyer was born on February 2, 1907 in Holland, Iowa and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Meyer. He spent the early years of his life in the Holland community and later resided in Wellsburg. He spent 11 years in U.S. navy. He enlisted the first time on August 6, 1929 for six years until August 5, 1935. On October 8, 1940 he reenlisted in the navy and was discharged on September 4, 1945. He held four ratings during the service that of fireman second class, fireman first class, master mechanic second class and master mechanic first class. At the time of his death he was employed by Harold Weichers as a trucker.
Preceding the deceased in death were his parents and three brothers: Roy Meyer, Donald Meyer and an infant brother.
Those remaining to mourn his passing are one brother, Arthur D. Meyer of Grants Pass, Oregon; two sisters: Esther, Mrs. Clarence Beecroft of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Kathleen, Mrs. Harold Kluver of Waterloo also three nieces and two nephews besides a host of relatives and friends.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 17 November 1955, pg 1
Carl Meyer Dies Of Heart Attack; Funeral Tuesday
Carl E. Meyer, 48-year old trucker, dropped dead of a heart attack on the main street of Wellsburg about 10 a.m. Saturday.
He reportedly had complained of not feeling well the morning of his death and planned to see a doctor. He was in a downtown business place when stricken fatally with a coronary occlusion.
Carl was one of the heirs of the Peter A. Meyer Estate which held an auction of the family's 240 acre farm east of Holland just a few hours after his sudden death.
His passing comes as a shock to the community and his many friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home and later in the Second Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. John H. Olthoff officiating.
Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery, with military rites held there by members of Wellsburg's American Legion and Amvet posts. Pall bearers were Harold Weichers, Alfred Meyer, Eldon Gohner, Jakie Lindaman, Harley Janssen and Sherwood Snittjer.
Carl Ervin Meyer was born on February 2, 1907 in Holland, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Meyer. He spent his childhood days in that community and later at Wellsburg.
Mr. Meyer twice served his country in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted the first time on August 6, 1929 and was honorably discharged August 5, 1935 after serving a six year hitch.
His second enlistment came on October 8, 1940 and he served on Navy duty throughout World War II. He was discharged on September 4, 1945. He held four ratings: Fireman 2-C, Fireman 1-C, Master Mechanic 2-C and Master Mechanic 1-C.
He was employed as a trucker for Harold Weichers at the time of his death.
Survivors include one brother, Arthur A., of Grants Pass, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Beecroft of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Harold Kluver of Waterloo; three nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Roy Meyer, Donald Meyer and an infant brother.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 November 1955, section 2, pg 4
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