William A. Meyer, 67, Agate, ND died on December 21, 2010 at his home.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm at the Cando Lutheran Church, Cando, ND. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the funeral. Interment will be at the Pingree Lutheran Cemetery in Pingree, ND in the spring.
William “Bill” Meyer was born December 14, 1943 in Jamestown, ND the son of John and Gwendolyn (Larsen) Meyer. He was raised on the family farm and educated in Pingree. He attended Valley City State College and graduated with a degree in teaching. In 1964 he married Jessie Stockford. Bill attended Valley City State College and graduated with a degree in teaching. He taught school for a short time in Wing, ND before accepting a position teaching in the elementary grades in Mandan, ND. In 1983 he and his family moved to Agate, ND where Bill took over his uncles, George and Clarence Larsen’s, farm. During this time he also was a substitute teacher at the Ojibwa School in Belcourt, ND.
Having retired from farming the past 10 years, Bill had the time to travel the world, which he truly loved. A real highlight for him was the opportunity to take his brother and his mother with him to China. His ventures also included Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Egypt. Each year he would take his RV to Corpus Christi Texas where he would remain for the winter. Bill also loved to hunt and fish and were always highlights for him. Bill’s competitive nature made him a tough Pinochle player.
Bill is survived by two sons Mark (Penny), Farmington, MN and Paul (Chelsie), Fargo, ND; three daughters Mary (Darren) Larsen, Lawton, ND, Michelle (Tom) Ferry, Atlanta, GA and Melissa (John) Ludwig, Clover, SC; one brother David (Jackie) Meyer, Quesnel, British Columbia; 12 grandchildren; a special friend, Virginia Parr and her children Sherry Parr, Devils Lake, Valerie Parr, Columbus, OH, Jim Parr Jr., Rolla and Robert Parr, Madison, WI
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, John and Gwendolyn and his brother John Meyer
Interment: Pingree Lutheran Cemetery
Online condolence can be sent to: dunnigandix.com
Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home of Cando, ND is in charge of arrangements.
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