Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Robert J. Meyer
Robert J. Meyer, 89, Botkins, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 30, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 27, 1924, in Minster, to Frank and Mary (Schmitmeyer) Meyer. On Feb. 8, 1947, he married Florentine C. Eyink, who survives in Botkins.
Other survivors are his children, Ron (Diane) Meyer, Botkins, Shirley (Nick) Baldwin, Cleveland, Dan (Dawn) Meyer, Botkins, Mary Lou (Lee) Pitts, Botkins, Lucy Meyer, San Diego, Calif., Pat (Anna)Meyer, Botkins, Robert A. "Bobby" (Sharon) Meyer, Botkins; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; brothers and sisters, Roman (Mary) Meyer, Coldwater, Urban (Eileen) Meyer, Minster, Marie Huelsman, St. Henry, Rita (Stan) Wuebker, Minster, Dolores Vollmer, Wyoming, and Jeanne Kempfer, Minster; a brother-in-law, Eugene (Peggy) Eyink, Arizona; sisters-in-law, Mary Etta Eyink, Celina, and Mary Ann Eyink, Cincinnati.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Vera (Lawrence)Schmiesing and Esther (Ralph) Frey; brothers-in-law, Ralph Huelsman, Bob Vollmer and Larry Kempfer; five brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins. He served during World War II in the Merchant Marines. He dedicated his life to the Botkins Community by being the caretaker of the Catholic Cemetery for 55 years. He was a charter member and past president of the Botkins Community Club, President of the P.T.A., a school board member and school board president for 12 years. He was also a member of the Miami Valley Dairy Board and president of the Shelby County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Shelby County Right to Life and the American Legion. His life's work and love was farming, family and his Catholic faith. He spent his leisure time fishing, playing cards, reading, traveling, bar tending and being an arm chair stockbroker.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Pat Sloneker celebrant. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Memorials donations may be made to Shelby County Right to Life, Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery and the Botkins Young Farmers Scholarship Fund.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.