Herold Max Meyer 1934 - 2014 Tonganoxie, KS

Herold Max Meyer, 80, Tonganoxie, KS, died Sunday April 20, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday April 26, 2014 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Kansas City, KS. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church.
Herold was born on March 24, 1934 in Waverly, Iowa to Kurt W. and Anna (Bast) Meyer. He was the fourth of seven children. He was baptized and confirmed at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly, IA.
Herold began working for Northwestern Bell (US West) Telephone Company in 1950 as a maintenance cable technician (cable splicer). He graduated from Waverly High School in 1952. He was drafted in 1955 to the United States Army Signal Corp. He served active duty for 2 years.
He married Arlene (Reints) Meyer on April 24, 1955 at the Pleasant Valley Church in Clarksville, IA. Their marriage was blessed with five children; Kim, Kurt, Jean Ann, Brian and Stephen.
He dedicated the majority of his life to the Boy Scouts of America and his church. He joined Cub Scouts in 1943 and became a Boy Scout in 1946. He held many leadership positions in multiple troops and councils in Iowa and Kansas. He has been recognized with fourteen prestige awards from the Boy Scouts of America including the Silver Beaver award and level 4-bead Wood Badger.
He served numerous times on the church council at Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa, IA and remained an active congregation member until the time he moved from Onawa to Tonganoxie, KS. He then joined the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Kansas City, KS where has been active until his death.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was an avid collector of Boy Scout and telephone memorabilia.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Arlene, of 58 years; their children, Kurt (Rosemary) Meyer of Shawnee, KS, Jean Hicks of Kansas City, MO, Brian (Nancy) Meyer of Tonganoxie, KS; and Stephen (Angela) Meyer of Dayton, OH; grandchildren Michael (Tara) Whitmire of Omaha, NE, Paul (Danielle) Whitmire of Ankeny, IA, Abby (James) Meister of Wall Lake, IA, Andrew (Angela) Whitmire of Ames, IA, Beck Meyer of Seattle, WA, Luke Meyer of Shawnee, KS; Shane Hicks of Kansas City, MO, Sarah Meyer of Tonganoxie, KS, Connor Meyer and Callum Meyer of Dayton, OH; great-grandchildren Kaidan and Keegan Whitmire; Madison and Max Meister; Alex Boylen-Kinna, Adyn and Aethyr Boylen-Whitmire; siblings Herbert (Claudette) of Waverly, IA; Margaret (Lynn) Poppen of Charles City, IA; Carl (Marvelyn) Meyer of Dunkin, SC; John (Barbara) Meyer of Fairfield, IA; brother-in-law Leonard (Darlene) Reints of Plainfield, IA; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Kim (Meyer) Whitmire, his sisters Laura (Meyer) Gray and Marie (Meyer) Zelle, his mother and father-in-law, and his brother-in-law.
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