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Richard F. Meyer


Richard F. Meyer, 89, of Clarence, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clarence, with the Rev. Matt Schneider-Adams officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Richard was born on Oct. 2, 1929, in rural Lowden to Dietrich and Meta (Schlueter) Meyer. He married Joan Muesing on May 16, 1954, in Tipton.
Richard served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a combat engineer and received two Bronze Stars. He was a member of St. John's UCC and was a member of the Clarence American Legion for more than 60 years. Richard farmed his entire life in the Clarence area and loved raising livestock. He enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Richard was on bowling teams for many years, liked to play cards and enjoyed "going to the track." He was a kind and gentle man, and never had a bad thing to say about anybody.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Jeff (Kathy) of Hubbard, Patti (Jeff) Matthews of Orlando, Fla., Dan "Boo" (Debra) of Clarence and Debbie (Brent) Coppess of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; grandchildren, Ryan Meyer, Alaina Christian, Emily Baker, Gregory Matthews, Melissa Matthews, Derek Meyer, Dawn Meyer and Spenser Coppess; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeannette Berendes and Betty Ann Miller; brothers, Harlan (Shirley) Meyer and Dwain Meyer; and many nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Quentin.
Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please direct online condolences to www.chapmanfh.com.
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