Vernon H. Meyer, age 97, of Holland, passed away at 2:15 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2016, at his residence.
He was born May 14, 1918, in Holland, Indiana to Jacob and Selma (Niehaus) Meyer. Vernon graduated from Holland High School in 1936. He was a veteran of World War II and served from 1942-1945 in the United States Army as a Corporal in “E” Company 331st Regiment 83rd Infantry Division. While stationed in Normandy, he was captured by the German Army and was imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp for 10 months. After the war, Vernon returned to Holland and married Luella E. Overbeck on February 17, 1946, at St. Paul Church. He was a farmer and worked at Holland Dairy as an electrician for 44 years. Vernon was an active and faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church and a member of the Holland American Legion Post #343. He enjoyed researching genealogy and the history of the Town of Holland, watching sporting events, visiting with friends at local nursing homes, and helping out with various electrical wiring projects. After Vernon’s retirement from Holland Dairy, he and Luella enjoyed travelling around the country to visit with his former Army buddies from World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella E. Meyer, who diedSeptember 23, 2005; and one daughter who died in infancy, Mary Ellen Meyer.
He is survived by:
Elaine Meyer of Jasper, Indiana,
Juanita Meyer of Jasper, Indiana;
and One son,
Paul Meyer of Holland, Indiana.
Funeral services for Vernon H. Meyer will be held at 11:00 a.m., E.S.T., onSaturday, February 27, 2016, at St. James Lutheran Church in Holland with burial to follow in St. James Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor David Darling will officiate at the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Holland American Legion Post #343 Memorial Detail.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., E.S.T., on Friday; and also at the Church from 10:00-11:00 a.m., on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. James Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com.