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Richard "Dick" Meyer

January 30, 1937 — February 19, 2013

Richard Dick Meyer, 76, of Barnesville, MN died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville, MN with Pastor Wendy Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosemound Cemetery, Barnesville, MN. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, MN with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday. James Richard Meyer was born on January 30, 1937 to Herman M. and May E. (Mahoney) Meyer in Barnesville, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at St. James United Church of Christ. He attended school in Barnesville and graduated in 1955. He was united in marriage to Ruth Helen Kruger on May 31, 1958 at St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville, MN. He worked at American Crystal Sugar from 1955 to 1962. He also served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1962. His dad died of a heart attack in 1962 at that time he took over full operation of the family dairy farm. Dick was very proud of his Holstein dairy cattle, which he registered as Stony Creek Farms. He also raised different grain crops. After retiring from farming in 1997, he worked as a hired hand for Janssen Farms until this past summer. Dick enjoyed getting in his pick up, and driving around the countryside looking at the crops. Life was structured and full of routine for him. Farming was the bulk of his life, and he had many interests that revolved around the farm. He loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed hearing about their achievements. Richard is survived by his wife Ruth, 5 children: Wanda Meyer, Fargo, ND, Dawn (Joel) Anderson, Barnesville, MN, Todd (Sandra) Meyer, Barnesville, MN, Lori (Wayne) Cook, Barnesville, MN, Shawn (Laura) Meyer, Watkins, MN, 13 grandchildren: Derek Anderson, Josh Anderson, Jake Anderson, Garrett Anderson, Spencer Cook, Jordana Cook, Shayna Anderson, Jasmine Meyer, Kaitlin Meyer, Ace Meyer, Hank Meyer, Jackson Meyer, Bo Meyer , 6 great grandchildren: Cadence, Samara, Tyson, Rosalynn, Addison and Easton Anderson, one brother Tom (Mary Jane) Meyer, Pine City, MN, several nieces and nephews, in laws, and friends. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert Meyer. Family condolences may be sent at www.dobmeierfuneralhome.com SPECIAL MUSIC: Rosie Carr SELECTIONS: On Eagles Wings, Jesus Loves Me Medley CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS: The Old Rugged Cross, Amazing Grace, PRAYER SERVICE: Recorded I Can Only Imagine , So God Made a Farmer PALLBEARERS: Grandsons Derek Anderson, Josh Anderson, Jake Anderson, Garrett Anderson, Spencer Cook HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Granddaughters & Grandsons Jordana Cook, Shayna Anderson, Jasmine Meyer, Kaitlin Meyer, Ace Meyer, Hank Meyer, Jackson Meyer, Bo Meyer
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