Donald James Meyer, 88, of Amana, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City, where he received excellent care. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 7, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be contributed to the Iowa City VA, c/o Voluntary Services, 601 Highway 6 West, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Don was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Iowa City, to John and Frances Coufal Meyer. He grew up in Amana and graduated from Amana High School in 1948. He married Dolores Ceynar on Dec. 9, 1952. Don joined the Marines in 1949 and was called to serve in Korea in 1950, where he was wounded and received a purple heart. He ended his service in 1952.
Don worked for the Amana Farm Department for 22 years, at Kraus Manufacturing in Walford for 15 years, and at Amana Refrigeration in the tool and dye department for 13 years. Don enjoyed fishing, bird watching, working in his amazing garden, walking through the timber, basically anything outdoors, and his pets.
Don is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dolores Meyer; one daughter, Patricia Meyer (Ron Ellison) of Ottumwa; a son-in-law, Ben Lathrop of Oskaloosa; two grandchildren, Colby Johnson of Oskaloosa and Kelsy Meyer of France; a sister, Dolores Lewis of Wayland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Charlotte Meyer; a brother, Richard; and two sisters, Marie Ruegsegger and Ruth Ehrmann.
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