Thomas Meyers, 76Thomas Albert Meyers, age 76 of Parkers Prairie, passed away unexpectedly at his home.
Thomas Albert Meyers, age 76 of Parkers Prairie, passed away unexpectedly at his home.
Thomas was born November 16, 1935 in Parkers Prairie Township to John W. and Lilly (Ost) Meyers. He graduated from Parkers Prairie High School with the Class of 1953. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a specialized 3rd class (E-4) infantryman. He was honorably discharged in 1957 and upon his return went to work for the Great Northern Railroad.
His next employment was with the Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis. He worked there for 10 years before returning to Parkers Prairie to farm. In 1975 he returned to work for Pillsbury and during this time he assisted in securing three patents for the company. Upon his retirement in 1989, he returned home to live in Parkers Prairie.
Tom was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis.
One of his favorite things to do was attend various high school sporting events. He was a great fan who especially enjoyed the girls’ basketball program. He also liked to get out on the lakes fishing. He was a kind and creative dad, grandpa and brother who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Tom is survived by his sons, Troy (Christine) Meyers of Blaine and Patrick (Cherie) Meyers of Seattle, WA; four grandchildren, Brandon Todd, Spencer, Preston and Noah Meyers; a sister, Gladys Saukerson of Minneapolis; and a brother, Lewis Meyers of Cornwell, PA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lilly Meyers.
Funeral services for Tom were held Tuesday, April 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with the Rev. Tim Sutton officiating. Organist was Ellen Bangtson. Interment was at Parkers Prairie Cemetery in Parkers Prairie with honorary pallbearers, Spencer, Preston and Noah Meyers. Active bearers were Dennis Klimek, Brandon Todd, John Barrows, Merl Pexsa, Dennis Karger and Eugene Bremmer.
Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.