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MEYERS, David I. 1871-1945


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/1/2019 at 13:25:42

David I. Meyers Dies Wednesday; Sick Many Years

David I. Meyers died Wednesday morning at 1:00 a.m. at his home a quarter of a mile west of Ivester. He suffered a stroke of paralysis seven years ago from which he never fully recovered. A week ago he suffered a heart attack and from that time until the end came he was in a critical condition. He had been a resident of Grundy county about a half century and resided in Melrose township all of that time. He was 74 years old.

Funeral services will be held at the Ivester church, beginning at two o'clock Friday afternoon. The services will be conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Luckett. Burial will be in the Sheller cemetery.

Mr. Meyers was born near Liscomb in Marshall county and spent part of his early life there. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meyers. The family moved from Marshall county to North Dakota where they lived seven years after which they returned to Iowa. Had he lived until next December he and his wife would have observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Meyers had no children.

Surviving are his wife and one brother, Stanley, who resides in Melrose township.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 August 1945, pg 1


Obituary D. I. Meyers

David I. Meyers, son of Michael and Anna Meyers, the seventh child of a family of eleven children, was born near Liscomb, Ia., Jan. 1, 1871. He departed this world from his home early Wednesday morning, having attained to a bit more than 74 years of age. He spent his entire life in Iowa, save seven years in which he homesteaded in North Dakota.

He was united in holy matrimony to Eva Strickler December 25, 1895. This home was not blessed with children of their own, however, they opened their home to and reared three children, namely: Marlow Bowers, Zelma Pierce and Dora Stover. These they loved and cared for as if they were their own.

He was much interested in the welfare of the community, in that he supported every good thing and set his influence against all that would disintegrate the morals of the community. He was a member of this church for 51 years.

He held the office of deacon for 38 years. He served on the building committee when the church was constructed. He also served as Sunday School superintendent, teacher, and the various boards of the church.

The last eight years of his life he was incapacitated and partly helpless. He suffered with great patience and Christian fortitude.

He is survived by his wife who cared for him with sacrificial devotion during the years of his illness, and one brother, Stanley Meyers, of this community. All the rest of the family preceded him in death.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 August 1945, pg 5


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