Meyer, Dennis Roy
Dennis Roy Meyer, 64, of Deep River, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011, at Mercy Iowa City after a brief illness. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. today at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Victor. Interment will be in Golden Rod Cemetery, Deep River. Holland-Coble Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Roy Meyer, son of Roy Orville and Ilene Estella (Niebuhr) Meyer, was born May 16, 1947, in Williamsburg, Iowa, and raised on the family farm. He attended St. John’s Lutheran School, rural Victor. He graduated from Deep River Millersburg High School in 1965. Dennis joined the U.S. Army in 1966 and served stateside and was wounded in Vietnam. Dennis was honorably discharged after receiving two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Dennis and Alana (Icenbice) Meyer were married Sept. 7, 1969, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Victor. Denny was hired at Amana Refrigeration and worked for 34 years in many positions while also helping his family’s farms. He loved farming, mowing, fishing, his family and time spent with friends. He loved his family, God and Country. He served in many wars, foreign and domestic.
Denny will be remembered as a larger-than-life father figure and hero to his daughters. He was a man who was loved and was a selfless, wonderful provider and caring husband for over 41 years.
His memory will be cherished by his mother, Ilene Meyer of Deep River; his wife, Alana of Deep River; daughter, Angela (Billy) George of Deep River; daughter, Monica (Todd Wali) Meyer of Ladora; his grandsons, Sydney Allen George and Joseph Ambrose George; his brothers, Willard (Mary) Meyer and Don R. (Julie) Meyer, both of Deep River; his sister, Susan (David) Stevenson of Deep River; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, and his daughter, Danielle I. Meyer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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