Nathan Harry Meyer, 84, of Stover, formerly of Cole Camp, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Golden Age Living Center, Stover. He was born on July 28, 1928, on the family farm on Balke Prairie east of Cole Camp, a son of Harry Cord and Lorena Caroline (Bauer) Meyer.
On Aug. 28, 1928, he was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Boeschenville by Rev. A. Kelpe and was confirmed on May 2, 1943, at Christ Lutheran Church of Stover by Pastor H. Kolm. He attended Pleasant Union country school and graduated from Stover High School in 1947. After graduation, he went to Iowa to work the wheat harvest. From 1950 to 1952, he served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War under General MacArthur in the invasion of Inchon.
On June 21, 1953, at Bethlehem Church of rural Cole Camp, he was married to Melva Fern (Burke) by Pastor Oscar Heimsoth. They had three children: Ron, Don and Bonita.
After being discharged from the military, he worked for W-K Chevrolet in Cole Camp and National Industry in Sedalia, and drove a truck for Brockman Feed in Ionia, Sedalia Fruit, Emma Creamery, Thomas Trucking in Sedalia, and Parkhurst Manufacturing in Sedalia. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp. He enjoyed fishing, baking monster cookies, farming, reading Louis L’Amour novels, being in the woods, cutting firewood and riding his 1947 Indian.
He is survived by his daughter, Bonita Riley and her husband Rich of Cole Camp; his two sons, Ron Meyer and his wife Sue and Don Meyer and his wife Beth, all of Sedalia; nine grandchildren, Kristen Elliott, Jessi Young, Jennifer Shoemaker, Jana Nielsen, Alan Meyer, Kevin Meyer, Levi Riley, Zack Riley, and Taylor Riley; and seven great-grandchildren, Clayton Hambsch, Madilyn Shoemaker, Garrett and Grady Elliott, Jake and Brooklyn Nielsen, and Waylon Young.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Virginia, Ona Mae and Loyce Ann.
Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, with Pastor Todd Kollbaum officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, rural Cole Camp, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.
A prayer service was held Feb. 1 at the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.
The family suggested memorial contributions be given to Bethlehem Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Clint Shoemaker, Alan Meyer, Kevin Meyer, Levi Riley, Zack Riley and Jeff Elliott.