In memory of

Ron Meyer

December 9, 1934 - May 9, 2021
From: Lytton, IA
Ron Meyer

Ron Meyer

Born: December 9, 1934
Died: May 9, 2021
Age: 86
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   Ron Meyer, age 86 of Lytton, IA, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at his home in Lytton.
   Ronald Robert Meyer was born on December 9, 1934, to parents Elmon and Elva (Darling) Meyer in Williams Township in Calhoun County, IA. He was baptized on December 30, 1934, and later confirmed on March 21, 1948, all at Emanuel-St. John Lutheran Church in Lytton where he was a life-long member.
   Ron grew up on a farm in Lytton along with his two sisters, Carole and Marlene. He attended Nemaha School through the third grade and then attended Lytton Community School where he graduated from on May 16, 1952.
   In January 1954, Ron volunteered for the United States Army where he served overseas with the 36th ENGR, GP(C) in Korea. He was honorably discharged in December 1955 after which he attended Iowa State University.
   On May 17, 1959, Ron married Marlene Marie Albers at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sac City, IA. This union was blessed with three children: Joan, Alan, and Nancy. Together they raised their family on a farm north of Lytton where they would remain living for over 57 years. In May 2020, Ron and Marlene moved off the farm and into town. Of course, Ron continued to farm after moving into town because does a farmer ever really retire?
   Ron enjoyed so much that life had to offer him here on earth. He was very giving of his time by serving others, his church, and his community. He served as Legion Commander, was a Lions Club member, was the Williams Township Clerk, served on the Lytton Community School Board, was on the Calhoun County Extension Council, served on the Rural Electric Co-op board (REC), and served as a trustee and deacon at church.
   Ron was an active person and enjoyed participating in many outdoor activities throughout his life. He was a bowler, golfer, loved baseball and playing fastpitch softball, and in his downtime could be found working on crossword and Sudoku puzzles.
   While all of the above kept him busy, the best time spent in his eyes was that spent with his family. He was a proud dad for sure, a super proud grandpa, and most recently…an extremely proud great-grandpa. Knowing great-grandson Kacen’s first word was “tractor” brought him so much joy.
   Ron and his family took many trips up north to Long Lake, MN, where they all enjoyed fishing together, another one of Ron’s favorite things to do outdoors. This particular destination became the family’s annual vacation of sorts. Many great memories were made not only in Minnesota but also more recently on their trips to Alaska, Estes Park, CO, and Yellowstone and Glacier National Park just to name a few. Ron and Marlene celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Branson, MO, alongside their family. Many great times were had and so many wonderful memories made. Ron will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.
   Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Marlene Meyer of Lytton, IA; children: Joan Meyer (Reg Waggoner) of Fort Dodge, IA, Alan (Carol) Meyer of Lytton, IA, and Nancy (Phil) Fullerton of Lawson, MO; grandchildren Nicole Meyer of Lytton, IA, and Jamie (Cory) Waller of Lohrville, IA; great-grandson Kacen Meyer Waller; sisters Carole Darling of Owatonna, MN, and Marlene Farrell of Des Moines, IA; brothers-in-law Warren (Betty) Albers of Sac City, IA, and Ed (Ann) Albers of Sac City, IA; sister-in-law Doris Berry of Sac City, IA; many other extended family members and friends.
   Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Elmon and Elva Meyer; parents-in-law Oliver and Dorothy Albers; brothers-in-law: Don Darling, Chuck Farrell, and Gene Berry.
 
Tribute Video
SERVICES
2:00 p.m., Saturday
May 15, 2021
Emanuel-St. John Lutheran Church
Lytton, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Reverend Ben Worley
VISITATION
4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday
May 14, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
INTERMENT
St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Lytton, Iowa

Condolences

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:58 PM
“Marlene and family, our deepest sympathy. I have many fond memories of you. I will keep you in my prayers ”
- Mary Hernandez Dutton
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:01 PM
“My thoughts are with you. ”
- Norma Vanest
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8:26 PM
“He was a very special man and friend of the folks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Jan and Steve Pullen
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“Sending our sympathy to the entire family! Ronnie was such a great guy!! Always pleasant, fun and smiling!! Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort to everyone! ”
- Carol (Helmbrecht) Woods
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“Dave was very fond of Ron & I enjoyed meeting him on several occasions. The last time we saw Ron was in Washington DC . He met us with his usual warm & friendly smile. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
- Dave & Mary Voyles
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:54 PM
“Marlene, my sympathy to you and your family. May the God of all comfort be with you now and in the days ahead. Peace be with you.”
- Phyllis Skinner
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:54 PM
“Marlene and family We are so sorry for your loss!! Ron was a wonderful neighbor when I was going up! He will be missed! Praying for you!”
- Karen Shull
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:54 PM
“Ron was a genuinely kind man! He will be missed by his family, his friends and his community. I am so very glad that he was recognized for his service to our country with a Quilt of Valor, prior to his passing. May God bless you and fill your minds and hearts with many wonderful memories.”
- Harold and Sue Peyton
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9:57 AM
“Marlene and family you have our deepest sympathy. I always love talking to Ron, he was a great guy and a hoot to be around, even if it was a bad day for either of us we could always be able to laugh and joke around. He will be remembered by everyone whose life he touched. May he rest in peace.”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9:57 AM
“Great memories playing fast-pitch softball with Ron in the late 60's.”
- Tom Lake
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM
“Sad to know that I will no longer see Ron's smile when I visit the wonderful Lytton Community. Prayers for the family.”
- MARCELYN Ditzel Vogel
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM
“Ron will always be remembered for his kind and friendly ways. ”
- Carol Mickelson
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:34 PM
“Our sympathy to the Meyer Family. Always enjoyed our conversations with Ron at the golf course. God Bless all of you.”
- Jim and Rae Miller
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:34 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We farmed next to him for many years and he was a great neighbor and a good and kind man. I will miss running into Ron at the Fonda Golf Course. May God bless Ron's family during this time of sorrow.”
- Greg Baskerville
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:34 PM
“Marlene and family, so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed my visits with Ron. Keeping you in my prayers.”
- Jane (Scharn) Nees
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:18 PM
“Marlene and family.... I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We always enjoyed his smile and happy nature on bowling night. ”
- Teresa Mahler
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“I am so sorry to read this. Our sympathies to you Marlene and families. We will surely miss Ron. ”
- Arlyn and Virginia Hillmer
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good man & will be missed by many.”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 8:42 PM
“Another sad loss for Lytton. Our thoughts and prayers to Marlene and family. ”
- Charlie and Donna Peyton
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