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Helmuth Reinhardt Meyer

1915 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Helmuth Reinhardt Meyer Obituary
HELMUTH REINHARDT MEYER Born in Twin Falls, Idaho on July 13, 1915 to Eduard and Marie (Riggert) Meyer, and passed away March 30, 2015. In 1919 the family moved to the Walnut Avenue Ranch in Orland, CA where he graduated from Orland High School. Mr. Meyer was raised as a Lutheran and attended Christian Training College. In 1934, at age nineteen he established a black walnut shelling business, which was expanded into Chico. H. Meyer Nut Co. became a complete processing plant for almonds and other nutmeats. In 1977 Mr. Meyer returned to Orland and built a new plant on his Walnut Ave. Ranch. In later years he expanded the business to include the candy factory and store. He designed and constructed all his buildings as well as invented and built all of his processing machinery. In 1936 he married Bertha Nienaber, who helped him establish the business as well as maintaining an active involvement in the church. They had four daughters: Jeanne (Rusty) David, Maureen (Dan) Barber, Sherry (Jim) Snowden, Deanna Jacqueline (Richard) Morat; and three sons: Melvin, and Terry, having been pre-deceased by Leslie (Laura.) Their family of seven was taught the values of hard work and education, but had no lack of fun. We all appreciated his faith in God, love of family, resourcefulness, perseverance, and his dry sense of humor. In 1981, he married Clara Wilder, with whom he shared a loving and fulfilling life for more than forty years. She has two children, Molly Cole and Tom Blunkall. Mr. Meyer is survived by nineteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and two great greatgrandchildren. Visitation is Thursday, Apr. 2, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, Apr. 3, 11:00 a.m. at Hall Brothers Corning Mortuary. Graveside service in Paskenta will be followed by a reception at Walnut Ave. Ranch. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church School.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 2, 2015
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