Reuben Meyer -- 1998
Reuben Meyer was born July 13, 1917, to Conrad and Margaret (Adolf)
Meyer on the family farm north of Bethune. He was baptized in the
Christian faith on July 17, 1917 by Pastor Gus Adolph at Immanuel Lutheran
Church and was confirmed on May 14, 1933 by Rev. H. L. Woelber.
Reuben received his schooling in the country schools through the 8th
Reuben was married to Amelia Beringer on Sept. 7, 1939 at Salem Lutheran
Church near St. Francis, Kan., by Rev. 0. H. Zielinger.
To this union one son, Jerry, was born. Alma Beringer came to
live with them at a young age on May 16, 1942.
Reuben and Amelia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept.
7, 1989. He was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and served
on several committees.
Reuben was a farmer and rancher and raised Hereford cattle for many
years. Working with cattle was his pride and joy. He raised
wheat, corn and feed for the cattle. Reuben was in partnership with his
brothers for many years and was a hard worker.
Reuben enjoyed sports. He was a player and manager of the Settlement
Hawks baseball team for several years. He liked music and played
the harmonica for his enjoyment and especially liked playing with his son
and others that came to the house.
He was a loving husband, father and family man and always enjoyed visiting
with his friends, neighbors and relatives.
Reuben was in poor health for a number of years. He entered Kit
Carson County Memorial Hospital several times in the last six weeks, the
last time on Friday, Feb. 20. He suffered a stroke on Wednesday evening
and passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Amelia, son Jerry; daughter Alma
Beringer; brother Clord and wife Clara all of Bethune; sister Mabel Bishop
of Burlington; sisters-in-law Doris Meyer of Bethune and LaVera Beringer
of St. Francis, Kan.; three aunts - Martha Adolf, Nettie Hasart and Frieda
Weisshaar, all of Burlington; and one very special adopted granddaughter,
Connie Reynolds of Burlington; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and
a host of friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers Bill, Conrad
and Norman; and sister Alma in infancy.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 3, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune with Pastor, Dianne Dietz officiating
Congregational songs included a German hymn "Gott Ist die Liebe," "Just
As I Am" and "I'll Fly Away." Pianist was Carla Foth
Pallbearers were Erick Meyer, Larry Beringer, Ralph Adolf, Junior Weisshaar,
Harold Eisenbart and Bob Todd.
Honorary pallbearers were Albert Weiss, Ralph Stahlecker, David Guy,
Ernie McArthur, Harold Weisshaar, Danny Weiss, Ernie Cure, Ray Boyd, Sr.,
Allan Weiss, Joe Bohnen, Howard Homm, Ed Cure, Arnold Strobel and
Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. A memorial fund
has been established in Reuben's name and may be left at Immanuel Lutheran
Church or First National Bank of Stratton.
Arrangements were by Hendricks-Love Mortuary of Burlington.