Vernon G. Meyer, age 93 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with Rev. Debra Valentine officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Osmond, Nebraska. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge is in charge of arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Petersen and Larry Wacker.
Active Pallbearers are Robbie Christiansen, Scott Gray, Tony Gray, Greg Kiichler, Ross Kuchta, Bill Meyer, Dan Meyer, Steve Meyer, Shawn Kiichler and Wade Kuchta.
Vernon George Meyer was born on May 28, 1921 on a farm east of Osmond, to George Henry and Ida Margaret (Holman) Meyer. He was baptized on June 13, 1922 and confirmed on April 6, 1952 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Osmond. He was the youngest of 6 children and attended country school close to his home. Vernon married Janet O. Eilerts on August 15, 1948 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Point, Nebraska where they lived for a short time until moving back to Osmond. In the early 1980's they moved to Coleridge.
When Vernie was a teen he worked for various farmers in the Osmond area and then drove a gravel truck for the State of Nebraska. During the 1940's he drove truck for L.F. (Loyal) Petersen and also worked in the service station east of town that Loyal owned until it was sold to Ken Dawson. Vernie worked 10 years for Coleson Holmquist who owned the service station that is now occupied by the Osmond Farm Supply Office on the south side of Highway 20. He was a heavy equipment operator for 46 years with Theisen Brothers doing road construction in Nebraska and Iowa until his retirement. After that Vernie occasionally delivered fertilizer for Petersen & Son, Inc.
Getting up early in the mornings became a way of life for Vernie. He spent many hours grooming his garden, yard and the outside of their home. He loved to fish and was very creative in making his own lures. Vernon was a member of the Osmond Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years and also the Immanuel Lutheran church while living in Osmond. In 1983 he and Janet received the Knights of Aksarben Good Neighbor Award.
Vernie is survived by his wife, Janet of Coleridge; a brother-in-law, August Eilerts, of Norfolk, NE; 3 sisters-in-law, Cleo and Norman Hollander of Albuquerque, NM; Elizabeth Herdt of Oregon City, OR; Marlene Beck of Lincoln, NE; many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Wilbur and Milford Meyer and an infant brother and 2 sisters, Mildred Meyer and Frieda Kiichler.
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I love you and will miss you so much. All my daddies are gone now. I am so glad I came up and saw you and Aunt Janet a few months ago. I am at peace and will be there for Aunt Janet.
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