Richard P. “Rich” Meyer, 84, Jasper
Richard P. “Rich” Meyer, 84, of Jasper, died Tuesday, January 28, at Legacy Living in Jasper. He was born in Dubois County April 2, 1935, to Hilbert and Della (Bair) Meyer. He married Shirley T. Frick April 25, 1957, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. She died February 16, 2018. Rich’s father died when Rich was very young and his mother married Harold Englert who became a father to Rich.
Rich was a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of American Legion Post 147 in Jasper. He retired from Sternberg Automotive in Jasper after 40 years of service as manager of the parts department. After retirement he worked for the Dubois County Solid Waste Management department and volunteered for the Dubois County Museum. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, where he served on the church council, and he enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, taking walks, and spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by three sons, Brian Meyer and wife Janet and Keith Meyer and wife Wendy, all of Jasper, and Brad Meyer and wife Cathy, Evansville; two daughters, Julia Beck and husband Scott, Ireland, and Jan Meyerholtz and husband Bryan, Huntingburg; 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Chase, Clay, Colton, and Adonica Meyer, Jordan and Josh Beck, and Chelsey, Blaize, Logan, and Hunter Meyerholtz; one brother, Don Englert, Terre Haute; and three sisters, Carol Pride and husband Mike, Becky Gates, and Monica Lorey and husband Len, all of Jasper; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death one son, Kevin Meyer, his father, Hilbert Meyer, his mother, Ella Englert and her husband Harold, and one brother, Curtis “Curt” Meyer.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Jane Hillman will officiate. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.