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John Meyer

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SPENCERVILLE — John S. Meyer, 66, died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System with his family at his side, following an extended illness.

He was born May 19, 1947, in Lima, a son of Leonard Bernard and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Klaus Meyer, who are deceased.

John was a 1965 graduate of Delphos St. John's High School, became a mechanical engineer and was a lifelong farmer. He served in the Army as a military policeman and worked 40 years in Spencerville with the former Hayes-Albion/Harvard Industries/Trim Trends Corp. as an engineer. His great joy along with his family was helping friends and neighbors with repairs of their farm equipment.

He is survived by four children; Chad (Betsy) Meyer, of Spencerville, Elizabeth Reinsel, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jonathan (Ashley) Meyer and Samantha (Bryan) Bowman, both of Spencerville; seven grandchildren; Brand and Whitney Meyer, Kayli, Kendyl, Kynzie and Sheldon Meyer and Kollin Bowman; siblings, Francis B. "Frank" (Carolyn) Meyer, of Spencerville; Paul E. (Esther) Meyer, of Elida; Michael J. Meyer, of Boston; Marie J. Meyer, of St. Marys; Lucian J. "Lou" Meyer, of Wapakoneta; and Elizabeth J. Meyer, of St. Marys.

A brother, Christopher G. Meyer, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Allen County Cancer Society or to the Spencerville EMS.

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Published in The Lima News from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2014
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