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Leo Anthony Meyer

Obituary for Leo Anthony Meyer

August 9, 1925 - December 29, 2017
Melrose, Minnesota | Age 92


Leo Anthony Meyer, age 92 of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman concelebrating. Inurnment will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Melrose at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the Knights of Columbus at 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Leo Anthony Meyer was born on August 9, 1925 in Meire Grove, Minnesota, to Aloys and Elizabeth (Nietfeld) Meyer. He was fourth of ten children. He was united in marriage to Janice Josephine Schulte on October 18, 1952. They had nine daughters.

He worked as a supervisor at Kraft Foods in Melrose until he retired after 35 years. Leo was a member of the Knights of Columbus and sold Knights of Columbus insurance after retiring from Kraft. He was always a farmer at heart and had many part-time jobs over the years which included milk testing for DHIA, raising pigs for market in two hog barns, and he was involved with two farms raising turkeys.

Leo was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose where he sang in the choir for many years and was a Eucharistic Minister.

He enjoyed hunting of every kind (pheasant, duck, deer). His first deer was almost a record breaker and was mounted. His hunting included Minnesota, Kansas, and the Dakotas. He had a passion for fishing, dancing, playing cards, inventing, and spending time with the family. He enjoyed time in his big garden and grew lots of rhubarb which he shared with friends, relatives, and the Eagles Nest in Sauk Centre. Leo and Jan had many great times over the years at their cabin on Big Birch Lake and at their winter home in Pharr, Texas. He will be truly missed.

Leo is survived by his wife, Janice of Melrose; daughters, Linda (Russ) Braegelmann of Melrose, Lou (Mark) Rieland of Frederic, Wisconsin, Mary Jo (Mark) Humbert, of Glenwood, Peg (Bruce) Becker of Alexandria, Marie Meyer of Melrose, Jill (Jay) Meyer of Lakeville, Paula (Mark) Postudensek of Ham Lake, and Lori Carbajal of Blaine; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren with two on the way; brothers, Arnold (Mary Ann) Meyer of Sauk Centre, Aloys "Red" Meyer of Melrose, David (Jane) Meyer of Sauk Centre, and Bernard (Rosie) Meyer of Sauk Centre; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aloys and Elizabeth Meyer; Jan's parents, Alphonse and Irma Schulte; daughter, Joyce Elizabeth Meyer; sisters, Anna Meyer and Marcella Lawler; brothers, James, Polycarp, and Alban Meyer; brother-in-law, Frank Lawler; and sisters-in-law, Julie, Fernalyce, and Arlene Meyer, and Joyce Schulte.


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