Peter J. Meyer, age 72 of Glenwood, died surrounded by his family Friday, June 26, 2009 at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at the Church of the Sacred Heart with interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Glenwood. Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 30, at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 P.M. by Our Lady Mission Group, Parish Prayers will be at 7:00 P.M. followed by the Rosary at 7:30 P.M. by the Knights of Columbus. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home.
Peter "Pete" Joseph Meyer, the son of Peter and Mary (Bauer) Meyer was born March 6, 1937 in Grove Lake, Minnesota. Pete grew up near Grove Lake and attended country school in Padua. He went to high school in Sauk Centre and was a graduate of the Sauk Centre High School class of 1954. Pete joined the Army National Guard in 1959.
On July 21, 1958, Pete was united in marriage to Elaine Hansen in Sauk Centre. They made their home in St. Cloud for two years before moving to Glenwood in 1960. This marriage was blessed with nine children. Peter and Elaine shared 50 years of marriage.
Pete and his brother Ralph owned and operated Meyer's Shoe Store in Glenwood for over thirty years. Along with the shoe store, Pete was the Deputy Registrar. They enjoyed the business and visiting with everyone.
Pete was very active in the Glenwood community. He was a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years, was on the city council, served as Admiral for Waterama, along with being a parade announcer for many years. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, yard work and spending time at their cabin on Lake Amelia. Pete especially loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for the good times at his shoe store, being active in the community and as a loving husband, dad and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Patty (Todd) Stordahl of Glenwood, Brian Meyer of Villard, Pam (Jim) Kelley of Dayton, MN, Peter (Kathy) Meyer of Albany, Mary Jo (Jeff) Olson of Cold Spring, MN, Mark (Nicole) Meyer of Glenwood, Tim (Tracy) Meyer of Sauk Centre, and Tom Meyer of Glenwood; 17 grandchildren, Michael, Steven, and Alyssa Stordahl, Liz, Jessi, and Allison Kelley, Emily, Kayla and Olivia Meyer, Jon, Sam, and Ben Olson, Jackson, Isaac, and Carter Meyer and Grace and Abbie Meyer; brother, Lester Meyer of Grove Lake; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Pete is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary Meyer; infant son, Joseph Meyer; and 7 siblings, Archie, Priscilla, Ralph, Lydia, Bob, Irene and Rita.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for masses are preferred.