Frank Joseph “Jackson” Meyer, 93, Ferdinand

Frank Joseph “Jackson” Meyer, 93, of Ferdinand, died Sunday, December 23, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born in Ferdinand February 10, 1925, to Frank H. and Frances (Eversman) Meyer in Ferdinand to Frank H. & Frances (Eversman) Meyer. He married Ardella Begle May 1, 1948, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. She died August 9, 2010.

Jackson rode the “Ferdy Flyer” to Huntingburg High School of which he was a 1943 graduate. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and served as a sergeant and squad leader in the 103rd Division. He served in southern Germany during the war and was stationed in Italy after the war. He was employed at Ferdinand Furniture and as a municipal lineman, water maintenance for 37 years in the town of Ferdinand. He was a member of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department for 42 years and was chief for several years. He played baseball with the Ferdinand Pirates, Ferdinand Cardinals, and St. Henry baseball teams and played liniment league softball. He worked as a bouncer at Palm Gardens in the 1950s and was a member of the Ferdinand Town Board from 1988 to 1992. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, and Huntingburg VFW Post 2366. He participated in the Southern Indiana Honor Flight in 2015 and was a torchbearer for the Bi-centennial Relay in 2016. In retirement he enjoyed spending time developing “Jackson’s Hole” and attending his grand-children’s sporting events and was a member of the former Ferdinand Development Corporation.

He is survived by three daughters, Carole Rohleder and husband Mike and Mary Lou Luebbehusen, all of Ferdinand, and Sherry Pfaff and husband Kerry, Huntingburg; two sons, Larry Meyer and wife Kathy and Jim Meyer and wife Vicki, all of Ferdinand; sister-in-law Doris Meyer, Celestine; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Elmer Meyer, two sisters, Theresa Meyer and Florentine Lasher, and two sons-in law, Wayne Schaefer and Roman “Hooker” Luebbehusen.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at  St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Ferdinand Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites.

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