|Pilot Tribune 18 July 2017|
Eugene 'Gene' Lee Meyer, 83
Eugene "Gene" Lee Meyer, 83 of Blair, passed away July 14, 2017 at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 22, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Campbell Aman Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Full obituary in next issue.
Enterprise 21 July 2017
Eugene Lee Meyer passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. His memorial service is Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Blair. Luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS -Mid America Chapter, Omaha Nebraska or Oaks Indian Mission, Oaks, Oklahoma.
Gene was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 22, 1934 to Lois and Adelbert Meyer. He grew up in Woodville, Ohio. A graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, he also served in the US Army. He married Susie Jane Puckett on August 26, 1956. They lived in Ohio, California and Georgia before settling in Blair in 1974.
Gene was an active in the Blair Lions Club, a member of the Blair Airport Authority, served in many roles at First Lutheran Church in Blair, and over 25 years as a Director on the board of the Oaks Indian Mission in Oaks, Oklahoma.
Gene is survived by his wife of 60 years, Susie; son, Duane (Jill) of Wausau, WI; son, Kevin of Surprise, AZ; daughter, Lynda Lewis of Vancouver, British Columbia; and grandchildren: Gwen (Alex Howbert) Meyer, Brad Meyer, Asher Meyer, Joelle Lewis, and Susanna Lewis. Gene is also survived by siblings; sister, Jan; brother, Bob; and their extended families.
Meyer, Eugene “Gene” Lee 7/14/2017
Eugene Lee Meyer passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) found a tough competitor in Gene. He fought his battle with conventional as well as holistic medicine, maintaining his kind heart and sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mid America ALS Society or Oaks Indian Mission.
Gene was born in Toledo, Ohio, March 22, 1934 to Lois and Adelbert Meyer. He graduated in 1952 from Woodville High School in Woodville, Ohio. Gene began college at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. His education was put on hold while he proudly served our country in the United States Army as an Army Security Agency Specialist. Upon discharge, he returned to Capital University and in 1958 obtained his Bachelor in Arts Degree with an Economics Major. He also attended Ohio State University, studying guidance and counseling.
Gene married his sweetheart, Susie Puckett, on August 26, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio. Gene began his career at Capital University as a Student Recruiter/Admissions Counselor and then Director of Alumni Relations. He then served as the first Alumni Relations Director at California Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, California; vice president of Development at Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia; Executive Director of College Relations at Dana College. In 1983 Gene expanded his scope of development work to include Executive Director of Lutheran Health Services Foundation and Children’s Hospital Foundation, both in Omaha; and Martin Luther Home in Lincoln. After retirement in 1999, Gene worked as a consultant with Gronlund Sayther Brunkow, providing fundraising and development services for various charities and religious organizations.
Gene was certified as a fundraising executive, was a Fellow of Healthcare in Philanthropy and accredited with the Association of Lutheran Development Executives. Gene served on many boards and organizations, most notably the Blair Lions Club, Blair Airport Authority, many roles at First Lutheran Church in Blair, and over 25 years as a Director on the board of the Oaks Indian Mission in Oaks, Oklahoma. Gene enjoyed many hobbies with the greatest wheeling and dealing with classic cars. Gene’s most prized possession was a 1954 Darrin convertible.
Gene joins daughter, Carol, in heaven, along with his parents. He is survived by his wife Susie of 60 years; son Duane (Jill) of Wausau, WI; son Kevin of Surprise, AZ; daughter Lynda Lewis of Vancouver, BC; and grandchildren: Gwen Meyer (Alex Howbert), Brad Meyer, Asher Meyer, Joelle Lewis, and Susanna Lewis. Gene is also survived by his siblings, sister Jan, brother Bob and their extended families with whom he shared many wonderful memories.
In Loving Memory Of Eugene “Gene” L. Meyer
Born March 22, 1934 Toledo, Ohio; Entered Into Rest July 14, 2017 Blair, Nebraska
Memorial Service 10:30 AM Saturday, July 22, 2017 First Lutheran Church, Blair, Nebraska
Officiating: Pastor Pam Ciulla; Pastor Kevin J. Meyer; Lector Gwen Meyer
Musical Selections: “On Eagles Wings”; “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”; “On Our Way Rejoicing”
A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall. All are welcome to come and share your stories and memories of Gene.
Family Remembrances: Lynda Lewis (daughter) & Duane Meyer (son)
Scripture Readings: Gwen Meyer, niece
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Psalm 121; Romans 8: 17-28
Gospel & Message: Pastor Kevin J. Meyer
Officiating: Pastor Pam Ciulla and Pastor Kevin J. Meyer (son)
Friends and relatives are invited to the Fellowship Hall for lunch following the service. Interment will be in Ohio at a later date.
Arrangements by Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
~~obituaries and leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~
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