In loving memory of
About Glen Meyer...Glen Robert Meyer was born on July 29, 1927, to "Bill" and Mary (Pufahl) Meyer. He was baptized soon after and was confirmed at age 14 at St. John's Lutheran Church, which at that time was located on the north edge of the Meyer's farm. He later served at St. John's in about every capacity available, including Sunday school teacher. Upon the merger of St. John's and Trinity of Jeffers, he served as president of the church council. At one time, he was selected as president of the southwest Minnesota District Luther League. Glen was also president of his senior class when he graduated at 16 years old in Lamberton in 1944.
Glen volunteered for the draft during the time of the Korean Conflict, inducted in November of 1952, and honorable discharged as a staff-sergeant in November 1954.
In November 1955, he married the girl he fell in love with, Mary Ann Vandermoon. They resided on the farm that grandfather Nickolous Meyer had purchased in 1899. To this union were born four children, Billy, Julie, Nickolas, and James, all live in Minnesota.
Glen had served as a 4-H Leader. Was a member at various times of the County Farm Bureau board, the "Jacots", a Jackson-Cottonwood counties cattle feeders group, on the Jeffers Farmer's Co-op Elevator board, as president of this group for a few years; secretary for many years of the Jeffers Farmer's Co-op Oil Association, on the board at the time of planning for the Heron Lake Grain Terminal and the local American Legion Post #401, serving as Commander, Sgt.-at-Arms, and many years as chaplain and gambling manager. He ran for County Commissioner in November 1982.
In February 1990, Glen and Mary Ann moved into a house that they had purchased in Jeffers. Up to this point, Glen had lived his entire life on the same farm, except for the two years in the army in California and Texas. He farmed one more year, 1990, commuting from town to farm. In 1999, the farm became a registered Century Farm. In July 1991, Mayo of Rochester diagnosed Glen as having Muscular Dystrophy. On Father's Day 2000, June 18, he suffered a stroke, and was a patient of the Mountain Lake Nursing Home for 102 days. Then in October 2003, he lost control of his wheelchair on a sloping sidewalk at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota V. A. Clinic, went off the curb and spent 20 days in the hospital there, and 56 days in the Lamberton Nursing Home. Finally, he went back home to Jeffers, in the care of his loving wife, Mary Ann. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2005, attended by relatives and many, many friends.
Glen is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; four children, Billy in Marshall, Julie in Rochester, Nickolas (Vicky) in North Mankato, James (Julie) in Eagan and nine grandchildren.
Glen is preceded in death by his parents; sister Betty Lou and a grandson, Dustin.