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Nathan Harry Meyer, 84

Nathan Harry Meyer, 84, of Stover, formerly of Cole Camp, died Monday, January 28, 2013, at Golden Age Living Center, Stover.

He was born on July 28, 1928, on the family farm on Balke Prairie east of Cole Camp, a son of Harry Cord and Lorena Caroline (Bauer) Meyer.   On August 28, 1928, he was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Boeschenville by Rev. A. Kelpe and was confirmed on May 2, 1943, at Christ Lutheran Church of Stover by Pastor H. Kolm.   He attended Haw Creek country school and graduated from Stover High School in 1947.  After graduation, he went to Iowa to work the wheat harvest.  From 1950 – 1952, he served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War under General MacArthur in the invasion of Inchon.   On June 21, 1953, at Bethlehem Church of rural Cole Camp, he was united in marriage to Melva Fern (Burke) by Pastor Oscar Heimsoth.  This union was blessed with three children:  Ron, Don and Bonita.   After being discharged from the military, he worked for W-K Chevrolet in Cole Camp and National Industry in Sedalia, and drove a truck for Brockman Feed in Ionia, Sedalia Fruit, Emma Creamery, Thomas Trucking in Sedalia, and Parkhurst Manufacturing in Sedalia.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp.  Nathan enjoyed fishing, baking monster cookies, farming, reading Louis L’Amour novels, being in the woods, cutting firewood, and riding his 1947 Indian.   He is survived by:  his daughter, Bonita Riley and her husband Rich of Cole Camp; his two sons, Ron Meyer and his wife Sue and Don Meyer and his wife Beth, all of Sedalia; nine grandchildren, Kristen Elliott, Jessi Young, Jennifer Shoemaker, Jana Nielsen, Alan Meyer, Kevin Meyer, Levi Riley, Zack Riley, and Taylor Riley; and             seven great-grandchildren, Clayton Hambsch, Madilyn Shoemaker, Garrett and Grady Elliott, Jake and Brooklyn Nielsen, and Waylon Young.   Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Virginia, Ona Mae, and Loyce Ann.   Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, with  Pastor Todd Kollbaum officiating.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, rural Cole Camp, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.   A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, with visitation to follow.   The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Bethlehem Cemetery in care of the funeral home.   Pallbearers will be Clint Shoemaker, Alan Meyer, Kevin Meyer, Levi Riley, Zack Riley, and Jeff Elliott.

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