Jesse D. Meyer
Jesse D. Meyer, 91, of Springfield, died at 9:45 pm, Sunday, November 1, 2015 at his home. He was born August 18, 1924 in New Berlin, Illinois to Frank J. and Mary Jeanette Lady Meyer. He married Carolyn Sue Jones on February 3, 1957 and she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Michael Dean (Carolyn) Meyer of Parker, CO, Mary E. (Randy) Jones of Springfield; Stephen Ray (Carolyn) Meyer of San Jose, CA and James A. (Tracy) Meyer of Auburn; nine grandchildren, Brian (Shelly) Meyer-Bahlow, Christopher, Courtney and Makenna Meyer, Erin Saccomano, Andrea (Glendon) Bradley, Eric Cawley, Noah Meyer, Natalie Meyer; three great grandchildren, Miley and Bentley Saccomano and Gabriel Bradley; one brother George Edward (Jody) Meyer of New Berlin and Several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ila Urbanski and his former spouse, Yvonne Birdsell.
Jesse was a decorated US Army veteran and POW during WWII, a Patriot who loved his country.
He was a longtime member and elder of West Side Christian Church, and with his wife Sue, served as Fellowship House sponsors for twenty years for college age kids. He was a diehard Cub fan and was a winning pitcher for the West Side Christian Church “fast pitch” soft ball team, and he enjoyed playing golf for many years.
He was a loyal and dedicated employee for Sears for 38 years, where he held several managerial positions.
Jesse was a humble man who loved his Lord and Savior and was a devoted loving husband and father. He will be dearly missed by those he touched.
Memorial Gathering: 4-7 pm, Friday, November 13, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Additional Gathering: 10-11 am, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at West Side Christian Church.
Memorial Service: 11 am, Saturday, November 14, 2014 at West Side Christian Church with Pastor James Haenig officiating. Private burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Christian Church or LSCA Eagle Lodge.