Vernon Adolph Meyer (1920 - 2014)

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Vernon Adolph Meyer, 94, of St. Peter, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter, with the Rev. William Emrick officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter. Memorials: St. Peter Area Cancer Support Group, St. Peter's Lutheran Church pipe organ fund or St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Mr. Meyer was born on Feb. 20, 1920, in St. Peter, the son of George and Rose Meyer. He married Alma Runge on July 21, 1946, in St. Peter; she preceded him in death on June 29, 2010.
He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and he served in the Army during World War II, stationed in England. He was a lifelong farmer and a supervisor for Illinois Department of Transportation District 7 in Effingham. He was actively involved in Wodtke-Rothe-Reiss American Legion Post 380 in St. Peter, and was also a member of 40 et 8, Elks and Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his sons, Bob Meyer and Marty Meyer, both of St. Peter, and Randy Meyer and his wife Vicki of Macon; daughter, Peggy and her husband Bruce Bowen of Vandalia; brother, Elmer Meyer of St. Peter; sister, Geraldine Lange of Altamont; son-in-law, LaVerne Fogler and his wife Polly of Chandler, Ariz.; grandchildren, Shawn, Cassie, Chad, Kate and Kelsey; and great-grandchild, Finley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Karen Sue Fogler; a sister, Hilda Aukamp; and a granddaughter, Leigh-Ann Metzger.
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Pagel Funeral Home
110 W. Third St.
St. Peter, IL 62880
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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 6 to Oct. 15, 2014
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