Frank Herschel Meyer


Frank Herschel Meyer, 91, of Columbus, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.

Born July 23, 1924, in Waymansville, he was the son of Frank H. and Charlotte E. Dietrich Meyer, both of whom preceded him in death. On Sept. 28, 1952, in Columbus, he married Anna Florene Greathouse, who preceded him in death in 2003.

Frank was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army, where he was a member of the 13th Airborne Division deployed to Europe. After the war, he started at Cummins Engine Co., where he worked for more than 35 years before retiring in 1989. He also was a lifelong farmer.

Frank was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jonesville, where he was active for many years. He enjoyed playing in the church dartball league and was a longtime member of the Columbus Woodcarving Club. He also loved the outdoors, whether it was mushroom hunting or his annual fishing trips to Canada.

Survivors include his son, Dwight Meyer; daughters, Sue (Curt) Barringer and Charlotte (Ron) Elkins; granddaughters, Catherine Barringer, Jessica (Josh) Perry, Leah Elkins and Morgan Elkins; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Marshall; and a sister, Teresa Nelesen.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Meyer; and a sister, Dorothy King.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jonesville with the Rev. Edgar Keinath and the Rev. Matt Jung officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Jonesville.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Trinity Lutheran High School.

Arrangements were handled by Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour.

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