|John S. Meyer|
|Wednesday, January 01, 2014 9:17 PM|
John S. Meyer, 66, of rural Spencerville died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday at Lima Memorial Health System with his family at his side following an extended illness.
He was born May 19, 1947, in Lima to Leonard Bernard and Mary Elizabeth “Libby” (Klaus) Meyer, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by four children, Chad (Betsy) Meyer of Spencerville, Elizabeth Reinsel of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jonathan (Ashley) Meyer and Samantha (Bryan) Bowman, both of Spencerville; seven grandchildren, Brandon and Whitney Meyer, Kayli, Kendyl, Kynzie and Sheldon Meyer and Kollin Bowman; and siblings, Francis B. “Frank” (Carolyn) Meyer of Spencerville, Paul E. (Esther) Meyer of Elida, Michael J. Meyer of Boston, Mass., Marie J. Meyer of St. Marys, Lucian J. “Lou” Meyer of Wapakoneta and Elizabeth J. Meyer of St. Marys.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Christopher G. Meyer.
John was a 1965 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School and became a mechanical engineer and was a lifelong farmer. He served in the Army as an M.P. and worked 40 years in Spencerville with the former Hayes-Albion/Harvard Industries/ Trim Trends Corp. as an engineer. His great joy, along with his family, was helping friends and neighbors with repairs of their farm equipment
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Allen County Cancer Society or to the Spencerville EMS.