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George A. Meyer

December 8, 1940 — October 1, 2020

Lester, IA

     George Meyer, age 79 of Lester, IA died Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

     Public visitation will be Wednesday, October 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Lester, IA. The Meyer family will not be present.

     A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. a week later, Thursday, October 15th at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, IA. There will be no viewing that day. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The Meyer family has asked for social distancing guidelines to be followed.

     In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Apostolic Christian HarvestCall and/or the Lyon County Fair.

     George Alvia Meyer was born December 8, 1940 on the family farm north of Lester, Iowa, the son of Alvia and Emma (Metzger) Meyer. George attended Lester Public School and graduated in 1958. After his education, George farmed with his family until entering the U.S. Army in 1963 and received his honorable discharge in 1965.

     George returned home and was united in marriage to Charlyn Kay Bauman on April 2, 1966 at Charlyn’s parent’s home in Goodfield, IL. Following their marriage George and Charlyn moved to Lester, IA where they farmed. They were blessed with eight children, Sidney, Sandi, Clark, Cathi, Wes, Wayne, Gwen and Glen. George and Charlyn farmed for many years. George was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester, served on the Lyon County Fair Board from 1979 to 2016, served as President from 2006 to 2016. He was a 52-year member of the Lester American Legion.

     On February 12, 2000, George’s wife of 33 years, Charlyn passed away unexpectedly. George remained farming and active with community activities. He was always willing to help anyone out with their projects. Grandpa George loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

     George is survived by eight children, Sid (Tana) Meyer and their children, Jarrett, Kalen, Louise and Morgan, all of Rock Rapids, IA, Sandi (Chad) TerWee and their children, Chase, Emily, Hannah and Kaitlyn, all of Larchwood, IA, Clark Meyer (fiancé Toni Stansbury), and their children, Colby, Parker and Bradyn, all of Sioux Falls, SD, Cathi Aeschliman, and her children, Isaac and Jordyn, all of Lester, IA, Wes (Dawn) Meyer, and their children, Logan, Jaxon and Carson, all of Alvord, IA, Wayne (Angie) Meyer, and their children, Brooklyn and Benjamin, all of Larchwood, IA, Gwen Christie, and her children, Taya and Trevin, all of Lester, IA and Glen (Heidi) Meyer, and their children, Kenleigh and Kohen, all of Alvord, IA; siblings, Mary Lou Streitmatter of Bloomington, IL, Raymond (Twyla) Meyer of Rock Rapids, IA, Carolyn (Robert) Banwart, Margaret (Eli) Grimm, Irene Banwart, all of West Bend, IA, Earl (Barb) Meyer of Brandon, SD, Paulette (Norm) Zaugg of Rolfe, IA, Lila (Mike) Wirtz of Goodfield, IL; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Wagenbach of Princeville, IL, Betty Bauman of Eureka, IL and Twyla (Raymond) Meyer of Rock Rapids, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

     George was preceded in death by his parents, Alvia and Emma Meyer; his wife, Charlyn Meyer; two sisters, Doreen Meyer and Madelyn Meyer; brothers-in-law, Don Streitmatter, Dean Banwart, Lawrence Wagenbach and Larry Bauman.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Apostolic Christian Church

510 Dove Avenue, Lester, IA 51242

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Apostolic Christian Church

510 Dove Avenue, Lester, IA 51242

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