James V. Meyer, 80, of Dyersville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

With the risk of COVID-19 spreading at gatherings, the family has decided to hold brief services. There will be no public visitation.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint officiated with Deacon Jim Steger and Deacon Roger Riesberg assisting.

Jim was born Nov. 18, 1939 in Dyersville the son of Leo and Loretta (Weber) Meyer. He married Sheila Leibold Nov. 23, 1963 in East Dubuque. He was employed by Home Appliance/Meyer Mechanical for over 50 years. For many years, he enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sheila, children: Ann (Carl) Jacobs of Bellevue, Brian (Tammy) Meyer of Dyersville, grandchildren: Taylor and Trae Meyer, Jordan Eglseder, Carly Jacobs, great-granddaughter: Brynnlie Bockenstedt, siblings: Betty McLane and Joyce (Ron) Drey, Ken Meyer, all of Dyersville, in-laws: Pat Meyer and Dorothy Meyer, both of Dyersville, Harold Steger of Edgewood, Elaine (Denny) Rath, Toots Leibold, Margaret Buse, Alice (Don) Pettit, Mary Lu Leibold, Paul (Mary Jean) Leibold, Val (Goodie) Leibold, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Donald (Helen) Meyer, Mary Jane Steger, Richard Meyer, Loras Meyer, Janice (Ron) Alfred, and John and Anne Meyer both in infancy, in-laws: Ron Olberding, Stanley McLane, Kathy Meyer, Ed (Helen) Droessler, Philip Leibold, Kate (Pete) Temperly, Bob (Roseanne) Schmitt, Peter Leibold, Dave Buse, John (Carol) Leibold, Jim Leibold, Linda Leibold.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mohammed Milhem and his staff at U of I Hospitals, Hospice of Dubuque, Dr. Robert Tomas and his staff at Dyersville Family Practice, and the staff of Kramer Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier or Beckman High School.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.