St. John's Lutheran Church, Tyndall
Monday January 9th, 2012
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Marvin H. MeyerClergy
Rev. Dean Schroeder
Pianist ~ Rachael Starwalt
“Rock of Ages”
“Just As I Am”
“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
Special Music by Scott, John and Paul Meyer
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
Marvin Henry Meyer, age 91, of Tyndall, South Dakota passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at The Good Samaritan Home in Tyndall.
Marvin was born on March 24, 1920 on the family farm near Elkton, SD to Arthur, Sr. and Ella (Sandkamp) Meyer. Marvin attended country school in Brookings County. He attended Elkton High School for 3 years before graduating from Watertown High School in 1937. After attending SDSU for one year, he moved to California and worked at Lockheed Aircraft from 1940-1942. He returned to SD to work on the family farm near Watertown.
On September 10, 1944 he married Avis R. A. Mork (Morky) in Granite Falls, MN. From that day on, you rarely heard one name without the other – “Marv & Morky” were a team like no other. Marvin began his lifelong career with George A. Hormel & Company working in Austin, MN and Mitchell, SD. He opened the first hog buying station in Tyndall in August 1949, which he operated for 37 years until his retirement in 1985. During these years he enjoyed many friendships with local farmers. Marvin and Morky moved to Brookings in 2004 and returned to Tyndall to live in the North Point apartments in the summer of 2011.
Marv and Morky celebrated a wonderful partnership of 67 years of marriage. For their first anniversary they went camping in a tent and that was the beginning of over 60 years of camping and traveling throughout the US. Dancing, fishing and gardening were times enjoyed together. Marv was an avid hunter and collector of antique Red Wing stoneware.
Marvin served in many ways to support his church and community. He was a 50 year member of the Tyndall Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, Tyndall City Council member and president of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he also served as treasurer for 25 years.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Avis Meyer, Tyndall, SD, his sons Roger (Van), Yankton, SD; Larry (Anne), Yankton, SD; David (Patricia), Brookings, SD and his daughter Julie (Michael) Heyl, Linicoln, NE.
Marvin’s legacy of faith and love will continue in his grandchildren, Rachael (Chris) Olmstead, Michael Meyer (Laura) and Colleen Meyer; Jennifer (Jeremy) Nolan and Amy Meyer (Larry Barker); Andrea (Brian) Schmidt, Scott Meyer (Taylor), John and Paul Meyer; Eric, Alex and Emily Heyl, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Remembering a life well lived will be his siblings Delwin (Eloise) Meyer, Huntsville, AL; Lon (Miriam) Meyer, Phoenix, AZ; and two sisters-in-law Ruth Elshere, Watertown, SD and Eunice Meyer, South Shore, SD.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and four brothers.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church and The Good Samaritan Society.
We extend our sympathy to Morky and family. I know this must be a difficult time for all of you. We have many happy memories of your family.
Don & Donna Fitzler Jan 9 2012 2:49 PM
Meyer Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time. It is never easy to say good-bye. We find comfort in knowing that we will all be reunited again. Husband, Father, Grandfather; Marv loved you all. He was so proud of his family. Tyndall was so lucky to have the Meyer's all those years. I know that you will carry on the many traditions and share the good memories for years to come . . . You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Mike & Sue
Sue & Mike Taplett Jan 8 2012 9:20 PM
To my Aunt Avis and my cousin's Roger, Larry, Dave, Julie, and their families, I send my love and condolences for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. I was so saddened by the news that my "Uncle Marv" had passed away. How can that be I thought to myself? This man seemed immortal. I always thought I would be long gone from this earth and Marvin would still be carrying on! I was so blessed to have had Marvin in my life. From a young age I was under the influence of this larger than life man. He was my "Uncle Marv" part of the well known duo of "Avis and Marv"! He was a good Man! He was a man of principles. He worked hard and he played just as hard. There was never a dull moment with the Meyers! He never expected more from anyone than he expected from himself. All you have to do is look at his wonderful family to see the successes he was most proud of. In this time of sadness my heart is full of wonderful memories of Marv and the Meyer family. As you celebrate the life of this extraordinary man I hope you are filled with the light and love of the holy spirit who will lead you to a place of peace and healing. God Bless, Sharie
Sharie Lynn Day Jan 8 2012 6:45 PM
May my old neighbor rest in peace. Chuck Post
Chuck Post Jan 8 2012 12:39 PM
With sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one.
Julie & Don Munson Jan 8 2012 7:46 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mavis,on the loss of your husband and to Julie, Mike, Eric, Alex and Emily on the loss of your father, father-in-law and Grandpa. May loving memories bring you comfort as we share your sadness. We are glad we came to know him through our Heyl family. ~ Marv and Marlys ~
Marv and Marlys Beuning Jan 7 2012 8:06 AM
We were privileged to know Marvin and share bleecher seats with him as he cheered on the young athletes.His spirit lives on in his family as they emulate his interest in others with their kind words and deeds. May God bless you all.....Kaye and Steve Myers
Kaye and Steve Myers Jan 6 2012 8:08 PM
Knowing Marvin made my life richer. He will be missed and thought of often.
Catherine Day Jan 6 2012 2:35 PM
Julie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Diane Rocke Jan 6 2012 12:56 PM