Kenneth Meyer Obituary, Death – Between the hours of 4 and 7, guests are welcome to stop by and see the family. Friday, March 17, at the Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, which may be found at 2121 Bowling Street Southwest. Services commemorating the life of the deceased will be conducted on Saturday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1363 First Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids. The interment will take place at Fairfax Cemetery with full military rites. Kenneth Eugene Meyer, the son of Henry J. and Alma F. (Fruendt) Meyer, was born in Deep River on February 26, 1938, at the house of his parents.
Ken received his elementary education at St. John’s Lutheran School. The year 1956 was the year he graduated from Deep River High School. After receiving his diploma, he enlisted in the United States Army and spent the years 1957 through 1959 serving in Germany. After getting back from his trip, he wed Elaine Teslow on May 21, 1960, at the Glenwood Lutheran Church, which was located in the middle of the country on Old Stage Road in Decorah. After a brief stint with Amana Refrigeration, Ken went on to work for Wilson Foods/Farmstead from 1960 to 1990.
After that, he took a position as plant manager at the City Carton Recycling facility in Cedar Rapids, where he remained until his retirement in 2003. The activities that Ken enjoyed doing in his spare time were gardening, repairing televisions, performing electrical wiring, chopping wood, playing golf, and going on family vacations. His entire life was spent following various sporting events and participating in them. He was a huge fan of the Hawkeyes. For the past 20 years, Ken has been a part of the Men’s Choir at Trinity Lutheran, where he has been a member of the congregation for the past 62 years.
His dry sense of humor and photographic recollection of every mile marker between here and Colorado will be things that people will remember about him. All of us who knew and loved him will grieve deeply over his passing because he was such a wonderful provider and a hard worker. Ken is survived by his wife, Elaine, of 62 years; children, Pam (Dan) Pruett of Longmont, Colo., David Meyer of Hiawatha, Jon (Kelly Glick) Meyer of Loveland, Colo., and Alicia (Davin)Helden of Berthoud, Colo.; grandchildren, Willie Pruett and Emma (Jake) Pruett, Greta Pruett, Soren Meyer, Mia Helden and Logan Helden; brothers, Wayne (MaryAnne) Meyer and Donald (Judy) Meyer; and many nieces and nephews. His sister Ruth (Bud) Gwin passed away before him. She was his immediate predecessor. The Trinity Lutheran Church, the Parkinson’s Foundation, or the Fairfax First Responders (care of the Fairfax Fire Department) are all worthy recipients of memorial contributions.