In memory of

Dennis "Ox" Meyer

December 17, 1943 - September 29, 2023
From: Lake View, IA
Dennis "Ox" Meyer

Dennis "Ox" Meyer

Born: December 17, 1943
Died: September 29, 2023
Age: 79
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Dennis “Ox” Meyer, age 79 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2023, at his home. Dennis Dean Meyer was born on December 17, 1943, to parents Henry and Ruth (Belt) Meyer in Carroll, IA. He was baptized as an infant at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Carnarvon, IA, and in 1957, confirmed there as well. Dennis grew up in the Lake View area and graduated from Lake View Auburn High School with the Class of 1963. In high school Dennis made All State Choir all four years and was also a good athlete.

Dennis enlisted into the United States Navy in January of 1964. He served during the Vietnam Conflict on the USS Redfin Submarine and was honorably discharged as Torpedoman’s Mate 3rd Class in January of 1968. While in the service, Dennis was married and blessed with a daughter, Kimberly. Once discharged, he and his family moved back to the Lake View area where he farmed with his family. Dennis later worked for/farmed for Paul Bettin and then at Schenkelberg Implement where he would remain for the next forty-seven years. He worked as an Ag machinery mechanic there until he retired in 2013.

On March 28, 1981, Dennis married Cassandra “Sandy” Krueger at the Methodist Church in Deloit, IA. This union was blessed with a son, Eric. Together, the two of them raised their family in Lake View; a town and community that Dennis loved being a big part of. He donated his time and talents in so many ways. He was a member of the Jay-Cee Club, Black Hawk Men’s Club, American Legion, served as a rescue diver for the Lake View fire Department, and was a Scout Master for a very long time. During his time as Scout Master, fifteen young men achieved Eagle Scout rank. That says a lot about the kind of devoted leader Dennis was. He was also an active member of the Lakewood Trap Team during its time.

Dennis was a man of good character. He was giving, patient yet stern when needed, and was a principle-centered leader. He was an amazing mentor who over the years helped many youth find their way. He always made sure they knew he believed in them. He and Sandy had an open door policy and while that may have meant coming home to find a new teenager taking respite in their house, they wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Dennis and Sandy enjoyed traveling together. They once took a memorable trip to France and went on several cruises. In his free time, Dennis could be found on the water with a fishing pole in his hand or playing Euchre. He also enjoyed woodworking, collecting farm toys and coins, and bird hunting.  He was a jokester who was always up for conversation with anyone; it didn’t matter if he knew you or not. Dennis liked to make people laugh and always told his children to do their best to ‘find the funny/humor’ in things as often as they could. He was an amazing soul who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sandy Meyer of Lake View, IA; daughter Kim (Robbie) Akins of Uvalda, GA; son Eric Meyer of Lake View, IA; grandchildren Dean White of Lyons, GA, and Grayson Akins of Uvalda, GA; brother-in-law Keith (Karen) Krueger of Maquoketa, IA; special family member Jean Barker of Lake View, IA; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members, past Scouts, and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ruth Meyer; brothers Darrell Meyer and David Meyer; and parents-in-law Duane and Helen Krueger.

Tribute Video
10:30 a.m., Thursday
October 5, 2023
Lakes United Methodist Church
Lake View, Iowa
Pastor Nancy Peterson
5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday
October 4, 2023
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:15 AM
“Sending sympathy and prayers of comfort to the family. Dennis will be remembered for bringing laughter into all our lives. Dennis is welcomed by many loved ones in heaven. Next time you hear thunder, think of Dennis and his "belly" laugh that could shake the rafters 💞😊”
- Laurel Kaiser
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 3:37 PM
“Meyer family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis was such a kind hearted man. I am glad my family and I had him in our lives. We have great memories of him. He will be greatly missed. God bless you all. Take care.”
- Jeannine Hale
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 11:25 AM
“So sorry to hear this. He always made me smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Jeri Coleman
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 10:53 AM
“It was a joy knowing Ox! Jim and I thank him for his help with many projects. He did a stellar job leading the Boy Scouts! He'll be missed by many!”
- Lois Manuel Long
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 3:56 PM
“Oh, Ox's family...we're so sad! We'll miss Ox's antics, fun conversation and good times. He gave use wonderful memories from kindergarten on through the years. There will never be another Ox. Truly a good spirit. And, he'll be remembered as a treasured friend. Sing with the angels, Ox! ”
- Dick and Jane Croll
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 2:09 PM
“Kim, Robbie, Dean & Grayson, Many thoughts and prayers for you guys during this difficult time. ”
- Kelly Panick & Cameron Panick
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 8:56 AM
“Deepest sympathy to Dennis! I was a classmate to your brother David and always wanted to thank you for not giving me a ticket when you were town cop even though I deserved one! I have quite the great stories of the '70s in Lake View with the Meyer boys! A great bunch of guys!”
- Steven Frank
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 8:56 AM
“Denny, you were one of a kind!! Thank you for the nearly 50 years of support & friendship you gave to my family & me. You leave us with so many great memories that will ease the hurt we are feeling now. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Meyer family & the Lord's comfort to you all in the days to come.”
- Kevin Clausen
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 8:56 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family of Dennis who I have many great memories of growing up in Lake View. I also worked with him and he made work enjoyable as work can be we had a lot of fun I will always have good memories.”
- Duane Ziegmann
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 9:02 AM
“Thank you for always putting a smile on my face when you would stop by and visit my mom and sister. You will be truly missed. Prayers to your family. ”
- Sheila Velasquez
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 9:02 AM
“To the Meyers deepest sympathy. It's been awhile since of seen you all...but remember the Cub Scout program we shared. Thots and prayers during this difficult time”
- Melody R Shepard
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 9:01 AM
“So sorry to hear of Dennys passing. We will always remember his wit. Jay worked with him many years. Heck of a man. Hugs!”
- Jay&Mary Krusenstjerna
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