The Free Press, Mankato, MN

September 12, 2013

Richard 'Rich' Bruce Meyer

— Richard 'Rich' Bruce Meyer


    Richard "Rich" Bruce Meyer, age 64, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Oaklawn Health Care Center in Mankato.

    Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2013 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato with Rev. Peter Nosbush officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation will be held from 2 - 5 p.m., Sunday at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary and continue one hour before the service at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Clair Athletic Backers or Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospice - Mankato.

    Rich was born May 29, 1949 to Paul and Wilda (Gifford) Meyer in Mankato. Rich graduated from Mankato High School and then served his country in the US Navy from 1969 - 1972. He was united in marriage to Vicki Wendland on December 6, 1969. Rich joined the family business Meyer and Sons and later became its president. Rich worked in the Mankato area for over 31 years and was active in the local community. He was a member of Kiwanis, American Legion, VFW, Citizens Police Academy, Mankato Home Builders, and past president of the Curling Club. Rich was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

    Rich enjoyed curling, fishing, boating, camping/visiting, and attending his grandchildrens activities.

    He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Ross) Carlson of St. Clair, MN; two grandchildren, Andrew and Allison; father, Paul (Doris) Meyer of Mankato; sister, Marna (Dennis) Billings of Johnston, IA; two brothers, Mike (Pat) Meyer of Maple Lake, MN, Steve (Diana) Meyer of Mason City, IA; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Preceded in death by his mother, Wilda; wife, Vicki in 2012; and son, Brandon in 1995.