Obit: Meyers, Leneil S. (1931 - 2005)

Contact:  Audrey Roedel


----Sources: Loyal TRG 04 May 2005

Meyers, Leneil S. (1 JUL 1931 - 2 MAY 2005)

Leneil "Mike" S. Meyers, 73, Greenwood, died Monday, May 2, 2005, at the house of the Dove, Marshfield. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, at Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, and from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Greenwood. The Rev. Terri Blomberg will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Holly Dillenbeck, Kim Esselman, Ben Hansen, Luke Schmidt, Ryan Esselman, Chelsea Schmidt, Bob Dillenbeck, and Brandon Abel. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Turnquist, Buck Jolivette, Wayne Benson, and Earl Caliebe.

Leneil Stuart Meyers was born July 1, 1931, in Coleman, to William and Emma (nee Paul) Meyers. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Coleman area, graduating from Coleman High School in 1949. He then enrolled at UW-Oshkosh, where he majored in mathematics and minored in English. He later completed his fifth year and received his master’s degree. He married Lois Wolf on April 24, 1953, in Oshkosh. They lived in Markesan, for three years, where he taught school, and then moved to Greenwood in 1956. His wife, Lois, died on Feb. 5, 1984. He taught mathematics and computers at Greenwood High School until retiring in 1986. He married Lenore Kamps on May 16, 1992, in Shawano. They resided in Greenwood. His wife, Lenore, died on Dec. 26, 1994. He continued to live in Greenwood until the time of his death. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council as president, treasurer and as an auditor; he was a charter member of the Greenwood Lions Club; a lifetime member of the National Education Association; and volunteered to help line up parade entries and work the food stand during greenwood Dairy Days. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing, softball, gambling and playing cribbage and sheepshead.

He will be sadly missed by four daughters, Joan (Harvey) Hukari, San Francisco, Calif., Fern (Dave) Hansen, Greenwood, Cindy (Dave) Esselman, Loyal, and Julie (Scott) Schmidt, Neillsville; six grandchildren, Holly (Bob) Dillenbeck, Mosinee, Kim (fiancé Brandon Abel) Esselman, Loyal, Ben Hansen, Eau Claire, Luke Schmidt, Neillsville, Ryal Esselman, Loyal and Chelsea Schmidt, Neillsville; two sisters, Beverly (Bob) Nyberg, Hayward, and Glorianne (Mike) Whitcomb, Marinette; and one brother, Kenneth (Ullainee) Meyers, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wives, Lois and Lenore; and one brother, Duane Meyers.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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