Edward Gustav Meyer

June 30, 2019

Edward Gustav Meyer, 91, of Center, MO died at 11:35 AM Friday, June 28, 2019 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia MO.
Funeral Services will be at 12:00 PM Friday, July 5, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Center, MO. Reverend Scott Salo will officiate. Burial will be at Center Cemetery in Center MO. Full military rights will be conducted by the Emmette Shields American Legion Post #55. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Meyer was born October 11, 1927, in Dudley, MO to Robert E. and Edna Schuknecht Meyer.
He was married to Betty Lou Cole on October 15, 1950 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hannibal, MO. She preceded him in death on September 22, 2017.
Survivors include Children, Charlotte Meyer of Leawood, KS, Merrill Meyer (Janet) of Portland, ND, Pamela Roy (Rick) of Center, MO, Kimberly Hanson (Wayne) of Bella Vista, AR and Regena Reinsel (Rick) of Lee's Summit, MO; 7 grandchildren Erin Meyer, Brian Swon, Lesa Phillips, Christopher and Anthony Hanson, Ryan and Reanna Reinsel; 3 great grandchildren Mia LouAnn Phillips, Rylan Reinsel, and Jace Barton.
Edward is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Betty.
Edward was a veteran of the United States Army. He served his country proudly during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Professionally Edward was a livestock and grain farmer. He also had a seed cleaning business, Garst Seed Cleaning. He truly enjoyed farming and showing his livestock. His specialty was Yorkshire Hogs. Edward enjoyed duck, pheasant, goose, mushroom and deer hunting. He and his wife Betty were avid travelers. Together, they travelled many places, including Hawaii, Portugal and Mexico. They also enjoyed going to Branson, MO where they enjoyed country music shows. Edward was an avid reader especially non-fiction historical novels about our presidents. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and very much enjoyed watching the Cardinals games. Edward was very supportive of his children and loved spending time with his children, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He attended Our Savior Lutheran Church in Monroe City, MO. Edward was an active Lutheran, reading his daily scriptures and his Bible. His Military Bible protected him during WWII and the Korean War and he always said he wanted the Bible to take him "all the way". He and his father helped build the Lutheran church where his funeral services are being held.
He will always be remembered by those who knew him for his kindness, work ethic, and his willingness to help those around him.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Hanson, Anthony Hanson, Brian Swon, Curtis Phillips, Glenn Everett Manley, and Jace Barton.
Online condolences and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.