Arlyn H. Meier, 91, of Wheatland, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden with the Rev. Daniel Redhage officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with military rites.
Arlyn was born Dec. 5, 1929, on the family farm near Wheatland, Iowa, to Herman and Auguste (Licht) Meier. He was baptized at home on Dec. 22, 1929, and confirmed on April 8, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden. Arlyn attended Endorf Country School and Trinity Lutheran School. He farmed with his dad until December 1952 when he entered the Army. He was stationed in Korea as infantry and the M.P. Arlyn helped build quonset huts and served near the 38th Parallel.
After his discharge he returned to the family farm, where he raised purebred Poland China hogs, sheep and cattle. Arlyn continued farming and was recognized in 2017 at the Iowa State Fair as a Century Farm Family. He was a member of and held various offices in the American Legion and Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden. Arlyn had been a resident of the Clarence Nursing Home since June 2017.
He is survived by his nieces and nephew, Justine (Darrell) Beaver, Reatha Hack, Claire Hack and Robyn (Sammi) Scott; and great-nieces and nephews, Brett Beaver, Carrie (John) Jaeger, Casey (Courtney) Hack, Heather Scott and Heidi (Jake) Christy and their children.
Arlyn was preceded in death by his parents; brother and wife, Emil and Wilma Meier; and sister and husband, Walter and Evelyn Hack.
Chapman Funeral Home has Arlyn and his family in their care. Memories and condolences may be left at www.chapmanfh.com.
Memorials may be sent to Claire at 900 McKinley Ave., Lowden, IA 52255.