Leon D. Meyer, 87

Leon D. Meyer, 87

Former Hastings resident Leon D. Meyer, 87, of Green Valley, AZ, passed away on May 27, 2018, in his home.

A celebration of life was held at Desert Hills Lutheran Church in Green Valley, AZ on June 9. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings Food Bank, or given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

He was born , to Herman and Florence (Koch) Meyer in Campbell, NE. Leon was one of 13 children.

AftergraduatingfromCampbellHighSchoolin1948,hejoined the U.S. Army and was a hospital corpsman in Japan during the Korean conflict. In 1952,Leon began a 40-year career asa railroad switchman, brakeman, and conductor. Hespenteight yearswith the Union Pacific and 32 years with theBurlington/Santa Fe.

In1956Leon married Marilyn Kuhlman ofCampbell andon April 29th they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. They had  two children,JeffreyandSusan. Theymoved to Hastings, NE in1960.

In2010,theybecamefull-timeresidentsofGreenValley, AZ. Music was always apart of Leon’s life. He sang in the church choir, a men’s  barbershop group,the”Chorusofthe Plains”and in the Green Valley Men’s Chorus. One of Leon’s pastimes was working on, repairing and building bicyclesfor hisfamily as well as the neighborhood children. Leon belonged to the Elks, the VFW, the Optimists and the American Legion. He was also an active member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Leon is preceded in death by siblings, Doyt Meyer and Marvin Meyer; brothers-in-law, Roger Larson, Alan Anderson, Charles Eiseman, and Ray Grams; and sister-in-law, Maude Meyer.

SURVIVORS:

Wife: Marilyn Meyer – Green Valley, AZ
Children: Susan (Bruce) Bieber – Shawnee, KS
Jeffrey (Stephanie) Meyer – Lincoln, NE
Grandchildren: Alex (fiancé Curt Anzur) – Omaha, NE
Duane (Angela) Bieber – Winchester, VA
Great-Grandson: Cash Bieber
Step-Great-Grandson:Nathaniel Gemmel
Brothers: Gaylord (Joann) Meyer – Kearney, NE
Dean (Verna) Meyer – Hastings, NE
Ivan (Delores) Meyer – Roseland, NE
Jim (Diane) Meyer – Hastings, NE
Sisters: Audrey Larson – Hastings, NE
Kolleen Grams – Campbell, NE
Lou (Don) Fritson – Normal, IL
Sherri Anderson – Ord, NE
Bonnie (Larry) Holmberg – Riverton, NE
Lori Eisman – Roseland, NE
In-laws: Elaine (Bob) Brunke – Green Valley, AZ
Karen (Bill) Zounes – San Diego, CA
Allan (Judy) Kuhlman – Tucson, AZ
Billie Meyer – Hocker, OK