MYERS, Keith E. 1915-1991
MYERS, ELLIOTT, BOHATY
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/14/2016 at 09:39:18
Services For Keith E. Myers Held Monday
Keith E. Myers of Grundy Center, long time businessman of Grundy county, succumbed to cancer Thursday, June 13, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo having attained the age of 76 years and 24 days.
The son of Clare O. and Lula Elliott Myers, Keith was born in Beaman May 20, 1915.
He grew up in Beaman and graduated from Beaman High School. He went on to attend Iowa State University, graduating in 1938. On March 16, 1940, Keith was united in marriage to Helen Bohaty in Riverside, Illinois. Following graduation, Keith worked for the Iowa State Extension Service and in 1947 became manager of the Iowa Farm Bureau Automobile Insurance Company. He returned to Grundy county in 1951 and began farming with his father and brother. Soon after he started a feeder pig marketing business.
Keith was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, was active in the Grundy Center Rotary Club where he was Past-President, was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity at ISU, was First Executive Secretary of the National Swine Growers Council, a fore-runner of the N.P.P.C., and served as Past-President of the Livestock Conservation Institute. He also was Past-President of the National Feeder Pig Marketing Association, was a member of the United States Secretary of Agriculture's Hog Cholera Eradication Committee, a member of the Board of Directors and served as Vice-President of the Livestock Marketing Association, was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Livestock and Meat Board, served as County Chairman of the Grundy County Republican Party, was Third District Finance Chairman of the Republican Party, and recently served as Fund-Drive Chairman of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation, and was a member of the Grundy Center Economic Development Corporation.
Keith was a recipient of numerous awards including: the Outstanding Service Award from the National Hog Farmer in 1966, the Animal Agriculture Award from the National Meat Institute in 1978, and the Distinguished Service Award from the N.P.P.C. in 1989. He was inducted into the National Feeder Pig Hall of Fame in 1983.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Helen; three sons: Dean of Cleveland, Ohio, Don and Allan, both of Grundy Center; 7 grandchildren; three brothers: Martin of Conrad, M. William of Beaman, and Robert of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and two sisters, Eunice Russell of Des Moines, and Marjorie Vermillion of Kellogg.
Services were held on Monday, June 17, at 1:30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Pastors Dave and Laura Stellmon officiated.
Honorary bearers were Eugene Plager, Ralph Anderson, W. L. Mooty, Carl Palmer, Lyle Doak, and Arnie Schultz.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of professional arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 June 1991, pg 1, 2
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