Vernon H. Meyer, 97, Holland

Vernon MeyerVernon H. Meyer, 97, of Holland, died Friday (February 19) at his home. He was born in Holland May 14, 1918, to Jacob and Selma (Niehaus) Meyer. Vernon graduated from Holland High School in 1936. He married Luella E. Overbeck February 17, 1946, at St. Paul Church. She died September 23, 2005.

Vernon was a veteran of World War II and served from 1942-1945 in the United States Army as a corporal in “E” Company 331st Regiment 83rd Infantry Division. While stationed in Normandy, he was captured by the German army and imprisoned in a German POW camp for 10 months. After the war he returned to Holland where he was a farmer and worked at Holland Dairy as an electrician for 44 years. He was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church and a member of Holland American Legion Post No. 343. He enjoyed researching genealogy and the history of the town of Holland, watching sporting events, visiting with friends at local nursing homes, and helping with various electrical wiring projects. After his retirement from Holland Dairy, he and Luella enjoyed travelling around the country to visit with his former Army buddies.

He is survived by two daughters, Elaine Meyer and Juanita Meyer, both of Jasper, and one son, Paul Meyer, of Holland.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ellen Meyer, who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. (EST) Friday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church in Holland. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. James Church. Condolences may be shared online at Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Pastor David Darling will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Holland American Legion memorial detail.

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