Norman Meyer, 94, passed away on June 12, 2014 in Sioux Falls, SD. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 16 at First Baptist Church in Winner. Burial will follow in the Winner Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 15, from 5 to 7 pm at First Baptist Church in Winner.
Norman Spencer Meyer was born April 28, 1920 at home near Carter, SD. He was the youngest of four children born to Grover and Anna May Meyer. Norman attended Long View School, finishing 8th grade at the age of 12, and Winner High School, graduating with the class of 1938.
On June 3, 1948 Norman married Margaret Korb in Gregory, SD. Norman and Margaret made their home on the family farm until they purchased and moved to a nearby farm in April 1951. In 2006, at age 86, Norman retired and sold the farm, where he spent "the best 54 years of my life". After moving to Winner, he was a hospice volunteer, raised flowers in his front yard, and enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Citizen Center, where he was a member of the Kitchen Band.
Norman was a godly man with a strong commitment to his Christian faith. He was an active member of Star Prairie Baptist church, serving as deacon, Sunday School teacher, and church treasurer. He and his brother Lloyd sang in a mens quartet. Following the closure of Star Prairie church, Norman and Margaret attended Carter Gospel Fellowship for many years. Norman also served on the Star Prairie school board and Star Prairie township board.
In 2011 Norman moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to his family. He is survived by his daughters, Marge Wrotenbery and husband, Dave, and Janet Meyer, and by 3 grandchildren, Laurie and Dave Janzen, Kevin Wrotenbery, and Scott and Miriam Wrotenbery, 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, older brothers Otis and Lloyd, sister Merle, and his parents.