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Melvin Meyer, 91, Boone Township

Melvin W. Meyer, 91, of Boone Township, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2020, in Jasper.

He was born in Boone Township on March 4, 1929, to William and Clara (Weisman) Meyer. He married his wife of almost 69 years, Anna Marie Wening, on February 21, 1952, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville.

He was a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1953-55. He trained at Fort Dix in New Jersey and was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany.

Melvin was a lifelong farmer with his wife Anna Marie. They farmed in Dubois and Pike counties. 

He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township, where he was baptized and confirmed and served on the church council. He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 147 and VFW Post No. 673.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling, going to flea markets, antique shops, and auctions, and were square dancers. He enjoyed talking to people, playing cards, and loved being around his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Marie Meyer of Boone Township; two daughters, Melanie Freyberger of Dubois and Karen (Steve) Knust of Newburgh; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Tina) Freyberger, Nicole (Stuart) Thomas, Bart Meyer, Adam (Jessica) Freyberger, Holly (Scott) Reckelhoff, Lisa and Julia Knust; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Henrietta Neukam of Dale and Lovella Neukam of Huntingburg; one brother, Wilfred Meyer of Otwell; two sisters-in-law, Janice Meyer of Ireland and Margaret Fischer of Tell City; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were one son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Ruth Meyer; son-in-law, Denny Freyberger, brother, Fred Meyer; three brothers-in-law, Bill and Alden Neukam and Jack Fischer; sister-in-law, Henrietta Meyer; nephew, Ronnie Neukam, and an infant grandson.

A funeral service for Melvin W. Meyer will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Tim Kraemer will officiate. American Legion Post No. 147 will conduct military grave site rights.

A visitation will be held from 12 until the 1 p.m. service time at the church on Saturday. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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