We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell
Carl P. Meyer
Carl P. Meyer, 86, formerly of Carlyle, Illinois, died Monday, August
11, 2003 at Camelot Nursing Center in Farmington.
He was born on February 28th, 1917, in Hoyleton, Illinois, the son of
Henry and Amelia (Hohmann) Meyer who preceded him in death.
He married Mildred Koehler on December 13, 1937, in Oaktown, Indiana
and she preceded him in death on July 11, 1986.
He is survived by two sons, Curt Meyer and his wife Sharon of rural St.
Mary, and Gary Meyer and wife Shelly of Daphne, Alabama; two daughters,
Charlotte Foster and husband Charles of Carlyle, Illinois and Carla and
husband Edwin of Bartelso, Illinois; one brother, Raymond of Aztec, New
Mexico; and three sisters Rose Meier, Emily Turner and Selma
"Tommy" King and husband Alvin, all of Carlyle, Illinois.
He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, one step grandchild; 25 great
grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandaughter.
He was also preceded in death by three bothers, Daniel, Paul
"Fritz", and Willard "Butch" Meyer and one sister,
He was a retired farmer and formerly worked at the Beckemeyer, Illinois
Smelter and the Carlyle, Illinois Paper Mill. He was an avid outdoorsman
who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening and arrowhead
collecting. He had an arrowhead collection on display at the Tourism
Center at Carlyle Lake, Illinois, which was valued at being priceless,
however, a fire unfortunately destroyed it.
A funeral service for Carl P. Meyer, formerly of Carlyle, Illinois, was
held at Frerker Funeral Home in Carlyle, Illinois on Wednesday, August 13,
2003 with burial next to his beloved Mildred in Carlyle Cemetery.