Russell Eugene Meyer, 82, of Iowa Falls, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Heritage Care Center of Iowa Falls. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 pm Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Linn’s Funeral Home Chapel in Iowa Falls; 1521 Washington Ave. Funeral services for Russell Meyer will be held 10:00 am Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Alden; 806 Mill St.; Alden, Iowa 50006. The Linn’s Funeral Home in Iowa Falls is helping the family with arrangements. For those that cannot make the service or wish to send cards, please send memorials to Russell Meyer Memorial; c/o Linn’s Funeral Home; 1521 Washington Ave.; Iowa Falls, IA 50126. For further information please visit linnsfuneralhome.com.
Russell Eugene Meyer was born September 7, 1936, at Ellsworth Hospital in Iowa Falls to Kasper Carl and Minnie Louise [Graff] Meyer. He attended the Franklin County Country Schools in Lee Township, and graduated from the Iowa Falls Community School District in 1955. Russell’s life revolved around faith, family, and farming. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alden, where he served as an elder and trustee for many years. His love of family took him to many sporting events, dance recitals, plays, and concerts. Neva convinced him to occasionally get off the tractor and travel. They made trips from Alaska to Florida, along with an annual fishing trip to Minnesota. Farming was at the very core of Russell’s being. In high school he was an active member of the FFA. He farmed in Franklin County for more than 40 years, where he raised corn, soybeans, sheep, pigs, and numerous feeder lambs. Along with farming, Russell spent over 20 years on the ASCS board and was a long time member of the REC board. He also served as an election official in Lee Township. Russell was very mechanical-minded and could fix anything. He was a very forward thinker in conservation and incorporated wetlands, terraces, and became one of the first to use geothermal in the county. Making new friends came naturally to Russell, with his booming laugh, contagious smile, and easy-going personality. Once he met you, he never forgot you. Even when his medicals struggles began, his memory was impeccable.
Russell Meyer is survived by his five children: Randall [Shauna] Meyer of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Laurie [T.J.] Norman of Iowa Falls, Linda [Daniel] Smith of Tampa, Florida, Tammy [Todd] Merklin of Iowa Falls, and Keith [Jill] Meyer of Hudson, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister: Mary Lou [Paul] Mumm of Ames, Iowa, Dale [Rita] Meyer of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Ret. Lt. Col. Kurtis [Jill] Meyer of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Russell Meyer is preceded in death by his wife: Neva Meyer; and his parents: Kasper and Minnie Meyer.
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[LAST NAME] FAMILY MEMORIAL
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