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Martin Richard Meyer, 87, formerly of Shoals, passed away at the Timbers of Jasper Tuesday at 6:45 a.m. He was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Martin County, to John H. and Anna M. (Ziegler) Meyer.
He graduated from Shoals High School in 1947 and Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. He was a self-employed farmer, and also was employed at the Farm Bureau Co-Op of Loogootee, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and Kimball Electronics. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Loogootee and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Pennington of Shoals; a son, Larry Meyer of Jasper; a granddaughter, Deidre Pennington of Loogootee; and two great-grandsons, McColley Dobson and Sawyer Sternberg.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Howard Meyer; and four sisters, Arnetta Defibaugh, Helen Harding, Mary Mullin and Evelyn Peek.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loogootee, with Pastor Tim Fleace officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Martin County Humane Society.
Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on April 13, 2017
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