We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell

Carl P. Meyer

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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, Glenna Tielman.

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.