Wilbert W. Meyer

Wilbert W. Meyer, 90, of rural Sumner, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab in Tripoli, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m., Friday at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly.  Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29th at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Friday.

Wilbert William, son of Louis and Ella Fasse Meyer, was born April 24, 1924, in rural Bremer County, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-Siegel. On February 16, 1947, he was united in marriage with Darlene Menzel at Warren Evangelical United Brethren Church of rural Waverly. Wilbert and Darlene had attended the Evangelical and United Brethren Church in Sumner many years ago. Wilbert was a lifelong area farmer and member of the Farm Bureau. In his younger years he enjoyed playing basketball. He especially enjoyed having family and friends visit at his home, and taking short trips with his family to Clear Lake. Later in life, he and Darlene did take some lengthier trips out of state on a few occasions.

Wilbert is survived by one son, Ivan (June) Meyer of Tripoli; four daughters, Elaine (Michael) Fink of Traer, Shirley (Patrick) Schlievert of Iowa City, Marion (Randal) Bohr of Tripoli, and Lisa Meyer of Papillion, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one brother, Mervin (Marjorie) Meyer of Sumner; a sister-in-law, Donna Mae Meyer of Fredericksburg; and a brother-in-law, Marlin (Cleo) Menzel of Waverly.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, who died October 16, 2012; a daughter, Lois Ann and son, Dennis Ray, who died in infancy; his parents; a brother, Arlin; and a sister-in-law, Audrey Spooner.


Fern Meyer on June 2, 2014 at 4:10 AM said:

Lisa and Family,So sorry to hear about your father, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless you!!
Mac and Betty Osborn Snyder on May 28, 2014 at 5:28 PM said:

Our sympathy to the family of Wilbert. I know the older children, Elaine, Shirley and Marion as we went to country school together. Since my parents are gone from the farm, Leonard and Anne Osborn, I no longer know how my old neighbors are doing. We always enjoyed Wilbert and Darlene. Many times we would see the dust flying as Darlene had to go to town on some errand for Wilbert ( or her own). They were good people. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Pat Jungling and family on May 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Brad & Kim Bunce family on May 27, 2014 at 6:30 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

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