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Dr. Walter MEYER

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MEYER, Dr. Walter
Walter was a courageous man who lived an inspiring life. On June 5th, 2015, he passed away at age 89 after a short battle with cancer.

Walter's life was a never-ending adventure that took him through Europe, South America, and brought him to his final destination Austin, Texas. At age 17, he escaped from Ravensbruck, a German concentration camp, stowed away to South America, and spent his early life in Peru where he became the Consul General and introduced the Peruvian Paso horse to the United States. Upon finding his way to Austin, he received the first of three PhD's at the University of Texas, and owned and operated Hansel and Gretel Restaurant and Heidi's Bakery. A true renaissance man, he had the opportunity to present Pope John Paul II with one of his paintings. He wrote and published two autobiographies and his experiences were documented in the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. He was also awarded the French Legion of Honor. Walter is survived by his daughter Heidi Meyer Brooks, her husband Conoly, her children Allison, Sterling, and Mary Curry, his wife of 23 years, Yim Meyer, their daughter Asai and son PJ. He was preceded in death by his brother Paul Meyer, mother Henriette Meyer, father Paul Meyer, daughter Erika Meyer, and son Wally Meyer.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 27th 2 p.m. at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. More information at waltermeyer.weebly.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 16 to June 17, 2015
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