Kenneth L. Meyer, 76, of Dyersville passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, at his daughter’s home in Manchester surrounded by his family.
Visitation was held 2-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation continued Tuesday at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Tony Nketiah officiated and Deacon Jim Steger assisted.
Ken was born Aug. 28, 1944, in Dyersville, the son of Leo and Loretta (Weber) Meyer. He grew up east of Dyersville on the family farm.
He married Kathryn Billmeyer on May 8, 1965, in Greeley. He entered into business with several of his brothers at Home Appliance/Meyer Mechanical where he worked for nearly 50 years. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with and attending his grandchildren’s events. Other hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing, woodworking and playing cards with his friends and neighbors.
Survivors include four daughters: Kim (Mark) Wingert of Cedar Rapids, Kristi (Gene) Niemer of Manchester, Karmen (Randy) Jernigan of Marion, Katie (Larry) Sadler of Dyersville; seven grandchildren: Noah and Sophia Niemer, Allyson, Emma and Claire Jernigan and Jacob and Evelyn Sadler; siblings: Betty McLane and Joyce (Ron) Drey, both of Dyersville; in-laws: Harry Steger of Edgewood, Dorothy Meyer, Sheila Meyer and Pat Meyer all of Dyersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Kathy in 2018, parents-in-law, Henry and Catherine Billmeyer; siblings: John and Anne Meyer in infancy, Loras Meyer, Dick Meyer, Don (Helen) Meyer, Mary Jane Steger, Jim Meyer and Janice (Ron) Alfred; in-laws: John J. (Marie) Billmeyer and Loma (Irvin) Kerkenbush.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Above and Beyond Hospice, Regional Medical Center and other daily caregivers for their love and compassion over the last seven months.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.