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Reuben Meyer

Armour, SD

1934, 2750, Fruitdale, DBR-2 Member

Reuben Meyer, 85, Wagner

WAGNER - Reuben Meyer, 85, Wagner, died Monday (Feb. 5, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Center, Wagner.

Funeral services are scheduled 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Wagner. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Armour.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Friday at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home, Wagner.

He was born May 10, 1915, southwest of Armour to John and Salome (Hasz) Meyer. He was baptized in the Reformed Church close to where the family lived and later confirmed in the Delmont Reformed Church. He graduated from the eighth grade at the country school he attended and entered Armour High School. He farmed with family members for awhile. He then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and served in the Black Hills area where he helped to construct Orman Dam near Belle Fourche. When he returned home, he assisted his widowed sister in farming and caring for her four children. He married Cordelia Ruth Hahn Feb. 20, 1941, at St. Paul's Lutheran Parsonage, south of Delmont. They farmed south of Delmont. He served on the school board of Choteau Creek No. 4 and was a rural telephone lineman. He also held offices and taught Sunday School at the Delmont United Church of Christ. In 1982, he retired and they moved to Wagner, where he became a member of St. John Lutheran Church. For several years, he managed the Carver Apartments and was caretaker for the Wagner City Cemetery. In April 2000, he entered the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Wagner.

He loved spending time with his family and visiting with relatives and friends. He also enjoyed reading and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Cordelia, Wagner; three children: Roger (Donna) San Diego, Calif.; Cynthia (James) Filips, Norfolk, Neb.; Ronda (Greg) Oman, Rapid City; six grandchildren; two brothers: Elmer, Wisconsin; and Albert, California; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and five brothers.

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