Obit: Meyer, Edward (1885 - 1970)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Meyer, Schuh, Geiger, Diers, Guth, Tessmer

----Source – Charlene Stoiber's Scrapbook

Edward Meyer (4 Nov 1885 – 9 Dec 1970)

Dorchester – Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Catholic Church here, for Edward Meyer, 85, of Dorchester, who died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been a patient for three days after suffering a heart attack.

The Rev. Gerald Schuh, pastor, will officiate and burial will be made in Dorchester Memorial cemetery. Visitations may be made beginning at 3 p.m. today (Thursday) at Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester.

Three rosary services will be held at the funeral home today as follows: Alter Society, 3 p.m.; general rosary, 8 p.m.; Men’s Catholic Order of Forester’s 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Meyer was born Nov. 4, 1885 in Dorchester and received his education in the Hilltop Grade School.

He was married in Dorchester to Anna Geiger, who preceded him in death May 28, 1958. The couple farmed in the town of Mayville until retiring in 1954, when they moved to Dorchester. While a resident of Mayville, Mr. Meyer served as township supervisor for eight years. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the Men’s Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include seven sons, Raymond and Clifford, both of Medford; Ralph, Park Falls; and Alvin, Art, Roy and Paul, all of Dorchester; two daughters, Mrs. Alphonse (Leon) Diers, Marshfield, and Sister Evelyn Meyers, O.S.M., Ladysmith; 40 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles, Dorchester; and Emil, Chelsea; and two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Lizzy) Guth, and Mrs. Rose Tessmer, both of Dorchester.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.



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