Clord Meyer, Jr. -- 1989
Clord Dean Meyer was
born on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1943, in St. Francis, Kan., to Clord and Clara
(Beringer) Meyer. He was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church near St.
Francis by Reverend 0. H. Zielinger.
Clord lived with his mother at his Grandmother and Grand-father Beringer's
home until his father was discharged from World War II duties. They moved
to a farm north of Bethune on Dec. 21, 1945. Clord attended Sunday
school and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church on June 21, 1958,
by Reverend A. Boese. He attended country school until the 7th grade
when he went to Bethune School and graduated in 1962. He attended
electronic school in Denver.
In March of 1964 Clord joined the Air Force, becoming and F4C jet engine
mechanic at David-Monthan AFB, which was an Air Force jet pilot training
base in Tucson, Ariz. He was discharged in February of 1968.
Clord married Jeanette Bell on June 14, 1959. They lived in Tempe,
Ariz., for year, then moved to Pueblo, where they attended Southern State
College, making a career in auto mechanics. Gardening was Clord's
favorite pastime, growing vegetable gardens wherever he lived.
In June of 1989 Clord was in a vehicle accident, which left him a paraplegic.
After spending several months at the Veterans Hospital in Seattle, Wash.,
he made Seattle his home for the next 9 years and became very active in
Clord was very active as a council board member for two years at Center
Park where he lived. He also served as treasurer for two years.
He was caretaker and did a lot of landscaping work, growing many beautiful
flowers and plants for all the residents to enjoy.
On Nov. 30, 1997, Clord was hospitalized with a bleeding ulcer and remained
in the hospital for 2 1/2 months. He was hospitalized again on Nov.
23 of this year for the same condition. After several surgeries,
the last one on Dec. 25, he passed away near midnight.
Clord leaves to mourn his passing his parents, Clord and Clara Meyers;
sister Dorothy Meyer; nephews Stanley, Erick and Jamie Meyer; niece Sheryl
Thiede and husband Glen and children; aunts Amelia and Doris Meyer, Mabel
Bishop and Lavera Beringer; as well as many cousins, other relatives, friends
and his nurse's aide of six years, Kenneth Paterson.
Preceding him in death was his brother Dale on April 3, 1983; his Meyer
and Beringer grandparents; uncles Edwin Beringer and Norman and Reuben
Funeral services for Clord were held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at 10:30
a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune with Pastor Earl Martell officiating.
Pallbearers were Stanley Meyer, Erick Meyer, Jamie Meyer, Dave Corliss,
Larry Beringer and Glen Thiede.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Meyer, Don Meyer, Paul Bishop, Bill
Bishop, Ralph Stolz, Clord Adolf and Norman Kramer.
Musical selections included "He Leadeth Me," "My Hope is Built on Nothing
Less" and "Nearer My God to Thee." Accompanist was Carla Foth.