Gerald "Jerry" Meyers

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Gerald "Jerry" Meyers, age 89, of Lawler, IA, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert officiating. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia, IA, with lunch following at St. Boniface Church. Military Honors to be provided by the Lawler Color Guard. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 PM on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Online condolences for Jerry’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Gerald Peter “Jerry” was born on May 16, 1929 to Cletus and Amelia (Roths) Meyers in Ionia, IA. He was a graduate of Ionia High School. After completing his education, Jerry enlisted in the Unites States Army where his served his country honorably during the Korean War. Upon his return home, Jerry was united in marriage to Barbara Cagley on June 17, 1954 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA. The couple made their home in Lawler, IA. Jerry and Barbara owned and operated Meyers Locker and Superette from 1954-1988. They then became drivers for Zip’s Truck Equipment delivering tow trucks and transporters for 17 years. He retired at the age of 79. Jerry enjoyed ballroom dancing, watching Jeopardy, live theater and opera. He and Barbara traveled the 48 continental United States. Jerry was a member of the Lawler American Legion and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Mark (Cindy) Meyers of Aurora, CO, Margie Fuiten of Bloomington, IL, Gary (Janice) Meyers of Charles City, IA, Carol (Chris) Holmes of Arvada, CO, and Craig Meyers of Aurora, CO; two grandchildren, Heather (Sean) McCormick and Tonya Fuiten; three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Kyran and Kaden; siblings, Jane McGrane of Ionia, IA, Sr. Melita Meyers of Wisconsin and Linda (Linus) Voves of Iona, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Barbara in 2014, a son, Brian in 1964; and his sister, Betty.

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  1. To the family of Jerry,
    We always had an”toddy” before Church on New Years or Christmas. He always had good stories. He is now with his bride, Barbara. Rest In Peace Jerry.

  2. Condolences to the family I first knew Jerry when we played cornets in in Ionia’s town band in our teen years. Then we became friends, then we became in-laws when he married my sister. They spent so many good years together before her death and I’ll always remember him fondly as a wonderful member of my extended family. Wish I could be there in person but my thoughts and prayers will be with the family Gen .

  3. I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time . For more Bible promises please visit .

  4. My deepest sympathy to Jerry’s family. I remember Jerry when I would go to the locker with my Grandpa Farrell. Jerry always made me feel so special. God bless him. Kris

  5. Our sympathy to Margie and all the Meyers family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Karen (Bouska) Kleve

  6. I remember Uncle Jerry, always with an encouraging, welcoming smile. He and Aunt Barbara raised a great family – genuine, fun-loving, daring, warm-hearted. I’m thankful all the get-togethers. Sincere prayers for God’s comfort in his passing.

  7. My Deepest sympathies to all the family. May all your special memories be with you always. God be with you all.

  8. Our neighbor Jerry was a great person and loving father to his family. I will always remember him driving by and waiving to us kids growing up. He had a passion for his work and was so proud of his Country as he served for us all. He will be deeply missed by all. Great guy!

    Tom Smith

  9. I would like to express condolences on part of the Barney and Eileen Ball family. I have a picture on my phone of the Ball & Meyers Locker and Freezer Service in Lawyer where you could count on dependable service. My dad and Jerry’s slogan was “When you want a treat- just try our meat” They are both sporting beards and mustaches in the picture. We might even be related. Reading the obituary, I find Jerry’s mom was Amelia Roths, my grandmother is Carrie Roths. Jerry will be remembered with fondness by all the Ball children. As my brother Bryan said, “Jerry was one of the good ones.” – Kevin A Ball

  10. Jerry and I shared a birthday (just 39 years apart!). He made a point to always wish me a Happy Birthday and on more than one occasion, he would stop by mom and dad’s and drop off some of his birthday cake to share with me. Such a nice guy. My sympathies to all his family. — Rhonda (Benz) Drilling

  11. Met Jerry when his son Gary and I played in OK Conklins German band. Had some good times and Jerry and Barbara were big fans along with being very welcoming to any of us band guys that stopped by their house, Heck of a nice guy!

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