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.