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MEYER, Harm Jr. 1913-2004

MEYER, WUBBEN, BOLHUIS

Posted By: Karen D-J (email)
Date: 11/13/2004 at 17:12:48

Harm Meyer Jr., age 90, of Dike, Iowa, was born the son of Harm Sr. and Hilke (Wubben) Meyer on September 3, 1913, in rural Buffalo Center, Iowa. The Meyer family moved to Stout, IA where Harm received his education at The Stout School, near his home.

On August 30, 1937, Harm Meyer, Jr. was united in marriage with Tena Bolhuis at the Reformed Church of Stout Parsonage in Stout, Iowa. They lived with Tena’s parents for a few years and then made their home on a farm north west of Stout. In 1967, they moved to their family farm just east of Stout where Harm dedicated his life to farming and spending time with family and friends. Harm was an active member of the Reformed Church of Stout, where he served for many years as a deacon, an elder, head usher, and a member of the Men’s Fellowship Group. He served as a trustee for the Fairfield Township for many years as well. Harm also dedicated his time to help dig graves at the Stout Cemetery. At 12:30 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2004, Harm passed away at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa of natural causes.

Harm is preceded in death by his parents; one grand-daughter in infancy, Susan Kay Cordes; four brothers; five sisters; two step-brothers; and four step-sisters.

Harm is survived by his wife Tena, one son, Mervan Meyer and his wife, Linda; one daughter, Velma Cordes and her husband, Virgil; six grandchildren, Barbara (Jason) Johnson , Lisa (Greg) Melcher, Gary (Kim) Cordes, Sheila Cordes, Chris (Steph) Meyer, and Shawn (Jenny) Meyer; five great grandchildren, Nicole (Kendall) Kannegieter, Mike (Tessa) Nisius, Casey Melcher, Alyssa Cordes and Bo Cordes; one great-great grandchild, Kayla Nisius.

Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday August 3, 2004 at the Reformed Church of Stout, Stout, Iowa with Pastor Don Ringnald officiating. Organist was Elaine Schnell. Vocalist Ray Hemmer sang “When We All Get To Heaven” and “Life’s Railway To Heaven.” Congregational Hymn was “Will There Be Any Stars.” Casketbearers were Gary Cordes, Mike Nisius, Chris Meyer, Casey Melcher, Shawn Meyer and Barbara Johnson. Interment was in Stout Cemetery, Stout, Iowa. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of arrangements


 

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