Carl Fred (C.F.) Meyer passed away peacefully at Scott & White Hospital in Brenham on January 24, 2013, at the age of 93. C.F. was born on October 2, 1919, to Fred and Elizabeth (Kaiser) Meyer in the Westfield Community of North Harris County. A lifelong member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Westfield, C.F. became a child of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on December 7, 1919. He later reaffirmed his Christian faith through the rite of Confirmation on July 2, 1933. After serving his country in the European theater during World War II, C.F. returned to Westfield where he worked in his family's general store and meat market for almost 20 years. Shortly after the death of his father in 1961, he began working for the road and bridge maintenance department of Harris County until his retirement in 1981. On February 16, 1947, C.F. married Ada Louise Lee of Humble, a union that lasted 65 years until Ada's death in 2012. Their only child Charles was born in 1952. In addition to his work in the family store and for Harris County, C.F. also loved farming and ranching. In the summer of 1965, he and Ada Louise purchased a 95-acre ranch outside of Brenham near the communities of William Penn and Sandy Hill. The ranch and the town of Brenham became his second home. C.F. was preceded in death by his wife Ada Louise, his parents Fred and Elizabeth Meyer, and his sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Lawrence Mittelstedt. Survivors include his son Charles Irvin Meyer of Brenham, and a very special niece Valeria Lilley of Westfield. Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Ellermann, Glynn Golden, Dr. David Husfeld, Leon Lilley, Troy Lilley, and Chad Lilley. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Hildebrandt, Paul Meyer, and John Tautenhahn. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Klein Funeral Home in Tomball. Funeral services will be at 11:00am Monday, January 28, 2013, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Westfield with Rev. Dr. Ron Bogs officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30pm at Earthman's Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, TX. Memorials may be directed to either St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Westfield, 21434 East Hardy Rd. Houston, TX 77073 or Bethlehem Lutheran Church of William Penn 10202 FM 1935 Brenham, TX 77833.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 27, 2013