When Meyer was diagnosed with brain cancer, Vicki Meyer told The Free Press it was a shock because he had always been in good health.
He had surgery in fall 2009 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Surgeons removed the tumor, but Meyer said the following year that it was possible there may still have been some cancer lingering in his brain. He underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments and drug therapy.
Even during treatment, he was working at least part time at Meyer & Sons.
“I think it’s good for him,” his wife told The Free Press in 2010. “It makes him feel like he’s doing something.”
Meyer is survived by the couple's daughter, Kim Carlson of St. Clair, and two grandchildren. Their son, Brandon, died in a car accident in May 1995, leading Vicki Meyer to be one of the co-founders of One Bright Star, an organization that helps people who have lost a child.